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World record firework display fails after all 110,000 go off at once
DAILY MAIL ^ | 21st August 2009 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Posted on 08/21/2009 9:32:06 PM PDT by Talisker

An explosive world record attempt came under fire today as a barge carrying fireworks appeared to blow up and burst into flames. Around 175,000 people turned up for Roar on the Shore to see 110,000 fireworks set off in under 60 seconds from the barge between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers in Dorset last night.

But instead of rockets shooting to the skies, the event was over in about six seconds as the metal barge appeared to explode, with flames spreading across the deck.


(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: fail; fireworks; napl
Whoops.
1 posted on 08/21/2009 9:32:06 PM PDT by Talisker
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To: Talisker

Did they cheer?


2 posted on 08/21/2009 9:34:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Pro-Freedom Fiction Writers Unite! - http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: Talisker

I’d have set it up so the rockets all went off first. This was a dud for the amount of bang supposedly involved.


3 posted on 08/21/2009 9:37:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: Talisker

World record Fail
Firework show WIN!


4 posted on 08/21/2009 9:38:29 PM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: GeronL

It done blowed up real good!


5 posted on 08/21/2009 9:38:49 PM PDT by Mister Muggles
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To: Kaslin; ExTexasRedhead; bamahead; Impy

It looks like the fireworks display was imitating the health care system over there.


6 posted on 08/21/2009 9:41:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: humblegunner

Are you going to accept responsibility?


7 posted on 08/21/2009 9:42:09 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: Mister Muggles
After checking the story to make sure that no one was hurt (physically):

They done blowed up. They blowed up reeaal good.....


8 posted on 08/21/2009 9:42:59 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: All

When I was a teenager, the 4th of July show on a Navy Base I lived on went up all at once by accident. It completely destroyed two fire trucks, but thankfully nobody was hurt.

I can tell you, it was one hell of a show, because we were all less than 100 yards away...

Apparently, it was started by a stupid sailor who was detailed to help, and he lit a traffic flare and carelessly dropped the fabric thingie you pull onto the ground while it was smoldering...it caught the grass on fire, then everything went up.

We saw people grabbing huge fireworks and frantically throwing them to the side, and all of a sudden, in unison, they all turned and ran for their lives in every direction. A split second later, the entire thing went off all at once!

IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

...though very short!


9 posted on 08/21/2009 9:44:53 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Mister Muggles

KIn Wah Dun it agin?


10 posted on 08/21/2009 9:45:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Pro-Freedom Fiction Writers Unite! - http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: Talisker
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11 posted on 08/21/2009 9:46:51 PM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: Talisker
Somehow that brings to my mind Chris Matthews finally getting a man-date with Zero.

”I’m embarrassed, Mr. President, it’s never happened to me before.. you’re just so very, very, sexy!"

"That's okay, Chris, it doesn’t matter, sigh.”


12 posted on 08/21/2009 9:47:17 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Talisker

In the early 1980s, this happened at a 4th of July fireworks display here. The first rocket went up.....then came down and landed in the middle of the others. It was over in about 60 seconds.

Best fireworks display I’ve ever seen.


13 posted on 08/21/2009 9:48:46 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Talisker

Yeah but wouldn’t that be a record too?


14 posted on 08/21/2009 9:49:06 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Talisker; sionnsar; Gabz; Slip18; Laura Earl; secret garden; VRWCmember; CholeraJoe; MHGinTN; ...
Bummer.

No, seriously. Shucks.

Darn.

Drat.

(Can I see the video?) Daggumit even.

15 posted on 08/21/2009 9:49:16 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


16 posted on 08/21/2009 9:51:34 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Talisker
the event was over in about six seconds

Shouldn't that be a record?

17 posted on 08/21/2009 9:51:47 PM PDT by John123 (My Definition of Liberals - Folks who validates their existence by calling someone a racist.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I hate it when this happens!


18 posted on 08/21/2009 9:54:50 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Talisker
The event was over in six seconds.

Really, that's never happened to them before, next time it'll be longer...

19 posted on 08/21/2009 10:06:33 PM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: Fiddlstix; KoRn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Shoulda thought about baseball.


20 posted on 08/21/2009 10:17:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Talisker
But instead of rockets shooting to the skies, the event was over in about six seconds

That is going to be a hard record to beat... on purpose.

21 posted on 08/21/2009 10:18:55 PM PDT by OCC
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To: greatdefender

Epic fail.


22 posted on 08/21/2009 10:40:23 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Talisker

Rumor has it that they were playing their national anthem. /s


23 posted on 08/21/2009 11:04:41 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Quick justice for the senseless killing of Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield.)
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To: Talisker

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


24 posted on 08/21/2009 11:10:40 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Hey, Mr. Obama, please don't kill my gramma! NO on socialist healthcare!)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus
"OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!

25 posted on 08/22/2009 12:10:59 AM PDT by redhead (If it's worth fighting for, it's worth dying for. Check the Halfbaked Sourdough)
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To: Talisker

It should be entered into to the book as the largest firework display in under ten seconds.


26 posted on 08/22/2009 12:18:09 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Talisker

110,000 all at once has to be a record, no?


27 posted on 08/22/2009 1:08:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barry Falsewitness is proud of his "healthy skepticism" of organized religion. He's a deceiver.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Let’s work now on the BIGGEST FIREWORKS OF ALL!
Replacing House, Senate, President in only FOUR YEARS!


28 posted on 08/22/2009 3:47:42 AM PDT by beaware
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To: Talisker

You can totally see the face of Jesus in the front of that explosion!!!


29 posted on 08/22/2009 3:49:37 AM PDT by Junior_G
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To: a fool in paradise
No, this is what a record would look like...


30 posted on 08/22/2009 5:22:58 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: greatdefender
World record Fail
Firework show WIN!

Other way around. They were trying for the most fireworks set off in the least amount of time. They made it, 114,000 fireworks in six seconds. They didn't care that it wasn't much of a show, although the huge crowd wasn't too happy.

31 posted on 08/22/2009 6:07:21 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Can I see the video?

Yes. It's at the link in the OP, and also right here.

32 posted on 08/22/2009 6:10:58 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Calculus equations, cold showers, Helen Thomas, ex-wives, Barney Frank, chainsaws, working late, trees, lawn mowing, cap and tax, Middle Eastern goat farmers, surgery, moose warts...


33 posted on 08/22/2009 6:18:51 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: redhead
"OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!

LOL Yeah, thAT'S ABOUT IT.

34 posted on 08/22/2009 7:42:24 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Hey, Mr. Obama, please don't kill my gramma! NO on socialist healthcare!)
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To: TheOldLady

In my case, at least, thinking about Barney Frank would not delay the moment so much as destroy it. Possibly forever.


35 posted on 08/22/2009 7:57:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Instead, they thought of England.
36 posted on 08/22/2009 8:02:17 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh. I’m sorry I spoke!


37 posted on 08/22/2009 8:20:28 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
o/~ Rule Britannia! ~\o
38 posted on 08/22/2009 8:22:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: SiVisPacemParaBellum

The digital camera has affected catkind in ways they never could have seen coming.


39 posted on 08/22/2009 8:26:09 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Talisker

PYROTECHNICIAN: WHAT HAPPEN?
OTHER PYROTECHNICIAN: YOU NOT KNOW WHAT YOU DOING.


40 posted on 08/22/2009 8:30:31 AM PDT by RichInOC (HA HA HA HA....)
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To: Talisker; Robert A. Cook, PE
Saw a smaller version of same one July 4th in Santa Barbara. Everything on the barge went up at once -- a pretty white dome appeared on the water.

There was a city councilman on the barge who didn't belong there and likely abused his office to be on it. Maybe those burns will have taught him something.

41 posted on 08/22/2009 11:50:17 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: humblegunner
Cool! Can we try this in Huffman next time I'm home? We'll do it right.
42 posted on 08/22/2009 2:31:19 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: John123
Pikers. USAF knows how to put on a fireworks show...


43 posted on 08/22/2009 2:58:31 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: greatdefender
World record Fail

au contraire

110,000 fireworks set off in under 60 seconds

That's gotta be a record.

44 posted on 08/22/2009 5:38:41 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (War is fought by human beings. - Carl von Clausewitz in On War)
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To: Talisker

Whose face is that at the bottom left of the blast?


45 posted on 08/22/2009 5:41:42 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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