Here's the US Government's Horrifying New Fireworks Safety Demonstration

By Matt Novak on at

Do you love watching fireworks? What about watching fireworks that blow the shit out of poor, unsuspecting mannequins? Well, have we got a treat for you.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has conducted its annual fireworks safety demonstration, in the build up to Independence Day in the States, July 4th. And just like past safety demonstrations, it’s more hilarious than frightening. OK, it’s a little bit frightening. We’ve cut the original video down to just the most explosive parts.

In more sombre news, two people have already died this week in the US from fireworks related injuries. One was a 12-year-old boy in Nashville and the other was a 47-year-old man in Michigan. So there is real cause for these sort of safety videos to exist. Stay safe! [Consumer Product Safety Commission]

GIF by Andrew Liszewski/ Video edited by Michael Hession