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    OK, here's another non-laser-related thread...

    I went to this fireworks store near Carowinds (in South Carolina) a few weeks ago. It was right near the off ramp for exit 90 on I-77. There were two stores; one was larger and painted white, and the other one was a little smaller and painted brown. (I think it was called "so-in-so's Fireworks Barn", or something like that - I forget the exact name.)

    Anyway, they had a decent selection of stuff, but right up front they were selling these boxes of "USA powerballs" brand mortar shells. They looked like your standard 1 inch mortar shells. Came 12 to a box, with one launch tube, for $20. The shells were wrapped in aluminum foil. Honestly, they looked pretty cheezy compared to the double-break and triple-break magnum shells that were also for sale... (Which were *MUCH* larger)

    Let me tell you, these things are most certainly NOT cheezy... They don't make pretty crysanthimums in the sky, or "shoot flaming balls", or do anything else like a normal mortar shell does. Nope - these suckers go up in the air and then they friggin' explode like a BOMB! I'm not kidding, these things are incredibly loud!

    Remember M-80's? These are every bit as powerful... Maybe even more so!

    Don't believe me? I didn't think you would. Which is why I've uploaded a video to the PhotonLexicon gallery of me shooting a few of these things in my yard. I didn't even use the launcher tube. I just set the shell on the ground and lit the fuse. The first time I did it, I covered the shell with a bread-loaf pan. You won't believe what the force of the explosion did to that pan! (I also had really good luck with a 2 qt saucepan that I pulled the handle off of....)

    So check it out: http://photonlexicon.com/gallery/buf...s_small_window
    And if you ever see these things for sale, BUY SOME! They are very cool...

    Adam

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    LOL, You guys are NUTS!!!
    FUnny, But NUTS!!!! LOL Bet your wife kills ya for the BENT pans! LOL
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    haha THAT is nice !!!

    That remind me of some stuff I can buy in Norway that is called Thunder King !

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    My wife actually offered the pans up as a sacrifice to the fireworks diety...

    Too bad the fireworks store doesn't have any more of these things! They're really cool. If I ever see them again I'm going to buy a shitload of them.

    Adam

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    :lol:
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    hahahaha thats gold!
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    Fireworx are banned in every state except Australias Capital city Canberra( go figure, bloddy Politicians, i think its legal for them to smoke dope there as well!!) This kinda sux for anyone not living in Canberra
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    Dave:

    Do a google search for "bird bangers". They're not classified as fireworks, so you may be able to purchase them in Australia. They are like large shotgun shells that you fire from a small pistol. (Like a flare gun.) They go up in the air and go *BOOM*... They're designed to scare birds away from farmer's crops.

    It's not the same as having real fireworks, but it's a start...

    Adam

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