2. A rocket can reach speeds of 150mph, but the shell can reach as high as 200 meters.
3. The record for the largest firework display consisted of 66,326 fireworks and was achieved in Portugal in 2006.
4. Dreaming about fireworks means that you like to be the center of attention and are showing off to others. It also symbolizes enthusiasm and exhilaration.
5. The earliest documentation of fireworks dates back to 7th century China. They were invented more than 2000 years ago in China.
7. A sparkler burns at a temperature over 15 times the boiling point of water. Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blowtorch. When your sparkler goes out, put it in a bucket of water to insure that it is completely put out.
8. Firework sounds can be determined by different chemical combinations within the tubes. Cylindrical tubes can create whistling sounds, aluminum flakes make hissing noises, and flash powder creates the big, loud "booms."
9. Walt Disney World may just love fireworks the most. The resort consumes the largest amount of fireworks in the U.S. per year, thanks to nightly firework displays over the Magic Kingdom.
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