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Here’s Why You Should Leave New Year’s Fireworks To The Experts

New Year’s Eve is one of the best times of the year. Out with the old and in with the new, they say. And it’s also that time of the year when your parents give you an arsenal of explosives and say, “para que te diviertas!” While most of us were just excited by watching something explode, other experts went the extra mile and took their fireworks game to the next level. Check out these pyromaniacs that definitely understand how to to push the limits of even the most basic fireworks.

Oh yeah: DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!

Don’t cross paths with thousands of Black Cats.

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Normally cats don’t run in packs, but this neighborhood banded together and set up 500K packages of Black Cats. Hope the kid filming with his phone had the fire department on speed dial.

And here’s what a single Black Cat looks like when stuck inside an orange.

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Sparklers aren’t the most exciting fireworks… unless you have too many.

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One sparkler is great for 30 seconds of fun. You can pretend like you’re Harry Potter conjuring a majestic Patronus. However, one YouTuber really stepped up his game when he combined 5,000 sparklers at once. You might need a welder’s mask to watch the entire thing.

Bang Snaps are the gateway firework that turns you into a lifelong pyromaniac!

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A single bang snap is the perfect retaliation against an annoying little brother. This YouTuber used 200 Bang Snaps to create this weapon of mass destruction. It sounds like a gun when he finally tosses it. Watch here.

One fella stuffed an iphone in with 2,000 bang snaps…

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… and tossed it off a building to see what would happen.

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The phone looks like it has seen better days.

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Hope they kept that warranty.

How’s this for a pit of snakes?

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Snake fireworks are pretty boring. A few seconds of flame and some ash, no big deal. But this guy decided to get 1,000 of these fiery reptiles, and the result is actually kind of gruesome. It looks less like a snake and more like a horribly burned Medusa.

Who needs thousands of fireworks when you can just launch the largest firework in North America?

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Earlier this year, in Colorado, a dedicated crew of pyromaniacs got the thrill of a lifetime when they detonated a 1,175 pound firework.

The detonation looks like something that could wipe out the dinosaurs.

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Just one shell lights up the evening.

For an explosion this size, we need a second angle.

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Cohetones can be used to annoy neighbors, or in the case of these Mexican protestors, antagonize the police.

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But with a little engineering, cohetones can be used to create one of the most awesome hand-held fireworks displays ever.

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It takes some hardcore engineering and 1,500 rocket fireworks to create a “Doom-worthy” chain-gun. Seriously, don’t try this at home.

Speaking of things you shouldn’t try at home, check out this Jedi vs. Roman Candle.

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This kind of behavior is exactly why your mom didn’t want you playing with that kid down the street.

One Texas police department got the best assignment ever when they were ordered to detonate 20,000 pounds of fireworks.

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After the police confiscated thousands of illegal fireworks, the judge gave the order to “destroy” them. The awesomeness of the explosion still comes through, even though it’s day time in the video.

This genius combined a massive fireworks show with a drone camera, and the footage was gorgeous.

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This is arguably the greatest scientific achievement since Benjamin Franklin flew a kite during a lightning storm. No word on whether or not the drone survived this trip, but the images are nothing short of breathtaking.

In 2012, Garden State Fireworks accidentally detonated 7,000 fireworks all at once.

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The fireworks display was supposed to take place over 17 minutes, but thanks to a faulty computer program, all 7,000 fireworks were set off simultaneously. In just 30 seconds, spectators witnessed one of the most awesome explosions in history of fireworks.


READ: 13 Dangerous Mexican Traditions

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited

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The World Series is still happening despite Covid because baseball just can’t be held down. The Dodgers are playing their first World Series game today and fans are so excited to finally get some more baseball in their lives.

The World Series is here and Los Dodgers are playing their first game.

Baseball is America’s pastime and few teams have a fanbase as energized as The Dodgers. Ask any Dodgers fans about how difficult it is to get to the stadium and their commitment to the team is clear. It is not anywhere accessible by public transportation so you really have to want it.

People are super energized to celebrate and support their team.

The Dodgers made it to the championship game against the Houston Astros in 2017. The Dodgers lost to the Astros that year but three years later the Astros had the title stripped because of a cheating scandal. Now, The Dodgers have a chance to make win a title and Dodgers fans are excited to see it happen.

Even the furry fans are getting excited about the games.

It’s a fact that if a team has furry fans then they have the best fanbase. Who doesn’t want to end up at a stadium or party with these cute fluffers walking around in their Dodgers’ gear? These four-legged fans are better than child fans because they are going to get everyone’s spirits up.

The team has a lot of big names behind them cheering them on.

Los Angeles is home to some of the top celebrities and athletes. It must be nice to know that some of the most influential people are out there pushing for you to make it all the way. Bonus points if they are other athletes who know just how exciting and hard it is to compete at the elite level.

Let’s go, Dodgers!

The Dodgers play the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 5:11 PST. Be sure to tune in and cheer for your favorite baseball team as they try for the championship again.

READ: From Serving Tacos To Being Signed With The LA Dodgers, Here’s What We Know Of The LA Dodger’s Pitcher

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Netflix Finally Gave Us The Release Date For “Selena: The Series” And Fans Can’t Wait

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Netflix Finally Gave Us The Release Date For “Selena: The Series” And Fans Can’t Wait

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One of the most popular and cathartic things to do in the time of Covid is to binge watch shows on streaming platforms. Why drag something out when you can watch an entire season in a day? Well, Selena fans now have one more thing to binge after Netflix announced the release date for “Selena: The Series.”

The world will forever change after Dec. 4.

Netflix is finally releasing the highly anticipated show “Selena: The Series” and we are so stoked to finally see it. The show has been on the radar of Selena fans everywhere since it was announced in 2018. We have all patiently waited for two years to finally see this show.

This is not a drill. This is not a prank. This is a gift from the entertainment deities who want to make sure that we all have something to make these hard times better. All you need is access to a Netflix account, doesn’t matter whose, and the enduring love for Selena that most of us have.

People are marking their calendars for a big day in entertainment.

That’s right. Netflix is releasing “Selena: The Series” and Disney+ is releasing “Mulan” for Disney+ subscribers at no extra charge after trying to rent it for $30 through the app. Dec. 4 is gearing up to be one of the most exciting days for people who just don’t want to leave the house during the current Covid pandemic. What a time to be a live, huh?

Netflix knows exactly what they are doing by releasing this show.

This show is approved by the Quintanilla family so there is that. This show was announced at the same time that Telemundo announced that the Spanish-language network was releasing their own series “El Secreto De Selena.”

The Telemundo show was based on the book written by journalist María Celeste Arrarás. The family has vehemently denied the accusations made in the book multiple times and Telemundo’s decision to make the series, which aired in 2018, angered viewers.

We have been promised a story about Selena that we have not seen in the past.

The Netflix series will not be rehashing what we have already seen. We know the story of Selena’s musical rise and tragic death thanks to “Selena” with J.Lo.

“Selena: The Series” is going to be showing us the life of a young Selena before the fame and musical career. It is truly amazing that after all of these years, there are still new stories to be told about Selena and her important place in American Latino history.

“Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice,” reads the description of the show. “The two-part coming-of-age drama ‘Selena: The Series’ explores the once-in-a-generation performer’s journey as a young artist, from singing small gigs in Corpus Christi with her family to becoming one of the most successful Latin artists of all time — and the years of grit and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together before Selena’s meteoric rise to fame.”

So, mark your calendars and gather your loved ones.

This day should be a holiday as we all know that Selena is one of the greatest unifiers in the Latino community. We still sing her songs to this day and her legacy is being passed down to younger Latinos. Selena gave us representations before we knew we wanted and needed it.

It’s like we can already hear those old-school Selena y Los Dinos songs playing in our heads. Dec. 4 can’t get here fast enough and that’s a fact.

READ: Chris Perez Says He’s In the Dark When It Comes To Netflix’s ‘Selena: The Series’

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