Let's face it, nothing is more patriotic than spending a few benjamins on pyrotechnics to set off on the fourth day of the seventh month of every year.
For your Fourth of July enjoyment, we rounded up a few fireworks-related YouTube videos. It goes without saying: Don't try this at home, kids.
Our first video comes from YouTube user mandee9654. Apparently mandee's circle of influence never really enjoyed fireworks events, so they decided to take matters into their own hands. The group set up a rig with 500 30-shot fireworks and recorded the ensuing 1500-shot display.
Video two answers the question: What happens to illegal fireworks after they are confiscated by law enforcement? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, and Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano warned residents of the dangers of fireworks (which are illegal in the Big Apple) via the NYPD's YouTube channel.
In the video below, around 5000 pounds of confiscated fireworks are destroyed (a.k.a. blown up) in the middle of the day at a NYPD firing range in the Bronx. YouTube user tairod asks "Why would you not do this at night?"
Apparently Wisconsin is known for more than its cheese. In a 2006 Fireworks Convention, two world records were broken according to this video. Merrebma posted a three-minute video of what he or she says is the most firecrackers lit in one megastring and the most firecrackers in one superstring.
This video comes from FusedWaffles. In it two men bag up 6,000 "Pop Pops" and drop them off the top of an old warehouse. Needless to say, the video ends with bang.
The last video in our roundup is a firework point of view posted by jeremiahjw. Jeremiah attached an HD wideangle camera to several fireworks to create the montage. A few commenters said it was picked up by Good Morning America.