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WATCH: When Fireworks Go Wrong

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June 30 2013 12:53 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, Slate V dug up some inspired disasters from around the country.

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