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July 3 2015 3:51 PM

When Fireworks Go Wrong

Don't try this at home.

Every year, Americans spend millions on fireworks, and every year, amateur efforts fail in spectacular ways. In 2009, Lindsey O'Neil dug up some inspired disasters from around the country. Watch the video above.

As Americans mark another Independence Day,  Slate celebrates by mining YouTube for amateur fireworks displays gone awry. Don't try this at home.

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