Shooting Fireworks Out of Your Hand... To Train for War Against Iran?

By Sam Biddle on at

You know how holding fireworks is one of those things you're not supposed to do unless you're a chav with a lust for amputation? The exception to that rule is the Israeli Defense Force.

This isn't just for kicks, as amazing as it looks: the handheld light show is actually combat training, with pilots treating the fireworks like anti-aircraft missiles to evade. Surely there's a safer way to do this. [IDF Flickr]