Thursday, January 2, 2014

OK, Well-Planned Fireworks CAN Be Better Than Spectacular Mishaps

In an earlier post, I said that often, fireworks displays that get totally screwed up are often more fun than ones that go well.
Fireworks in Dubai. 

But not always. I ran across a video of the Dubai New Year's Eve fireworks display that appears to have gone off without a hitch.

The fireworks involved about 500,000 pyrotechnics launched from 400 different locations along 60 miles of coastline. It took 100 computers and 200 technicians to make it all work.

This whole production is going into the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest fireworks display on record.

And it really is something to see. Here's the portion of the display launched from the Burj Khalifa building, the tallest skyscraper in the world. Surrounding, smaller skyscrapers played supporting roles.

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