Watch People Throw Molten Iron to Make it Explode Against a Brick Wall

By Omar Kardoudi on at

Dashuhua is a 500-year-old Chinese tradition practised in Nuanquan town, in Hebei province, during the Lantern festival. It consists in throwing molten iron scraps to the cold bricks of the city gate to produce a spectacular shower of sparks that burst into the air creating a similar effect to a fireworks display.

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