Guys Make A Firework Explosion Under A Layer Of Ice

ViralVideoUKPublished: November 24, 2017873,947 views
Published: November 24, 2017

First of all, we need to start this article with some kind PSA: Do. Not. Try. This. At. Home! Sorry, we had to use all full stops, because so many things can go insanely wrong in the blink of an eye if you ever attempted some fireworks underwater.

With that being said, have you ever wondered what would happen if you were able to make a firework explode under a sheet of ice? Since the video here is shot in the middle of the day, we can’t really tell if some kind of color comes off the explosive. We can, however, say that the blast from the explosion does make a significant dent in the ice, sending deadly shrapnel everywhere!

To begin with, it requires a very specific type of fireworks that can burn in water. There are a few types, but ideally it is also one that has some propulsion – you don’t want an explosive detonation under a sheet of what is about to become icy shrapnel. The guys are at what can only be a water reservoir, given that the ground is covered in black nylon to prevent the water from seeping down in the sandy soil. They light a rocket, wait for the fuse to reach almost to the end and then toss it into a hole the already made, head first.

We can’t see the rocket’s trajectory, but we can see the spark reaching its volatile core, sending grey fumes to the surface. A few seconds later comes the explosion, busting the layer of ice open right in the middle, sending shards everywhere! Is this even legal? We don’t know, but we’re going to go out on a limb and repeat that you shouldn't try this at home.

Mother Nature has turned making ice into an art form, complete with abstract and impressionist movements. Lake Baikal in Siberia is the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world. Large parts of Lake Baikal not far from the border with Mongolia were frozen close to the shoreline. As the ice approached the shore, it came crashing down, just like a real wave. In this video we can see the incredible phenomenon known as "ice stacking", and happens after warm air moves across the lake.The ice breaks into shards after it hits the shoreline and remarkably even appears to look like a genuine wave.

It is frozen for up to five months a year and its ice is so thick cars often drive across it. The cold temperatures mean "ice waves" form. Russians are well known for living in temperatures deep below zero and not having any problem with it at all. They are known to take off their clothes and jump into the cold water. A little vodka and suddenly it’s a lot warmer. As it seems, two of them have prepared to try a new ice sport - ice-surfing. Yup, you read it right. They grabbed their surfboards and headed to the Lake Baikal in Siberia to try the cold waves. Unfortunately, they got disappointed as soon as they arrived on the spot. There were no waves at all, at least not liquid ones. It didn’t mean that the lake’s water was calm, but the waves were just frozen.

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      master1media · 1 year ago

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      Emath73 · 1 year ago

      You guys desperately need an editor since you missing a very important "not" in this paragraph: "Is this even legal? We don’t know, but we’re going to go out on a limb and repeat that you should try this at home."

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      Arlin1 · 51 weeks ago

      Deadly shrapnel? Y'all don't get out much do you?

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      Bachman77 · 51 weeks ago

      Thanks for the advice rumble. After I read I should definitely try this at home I accidently blew my dick off. You will be hearing from my lawyer.