Did You Know?

Posted by Mark Neville on June 22, 2012 0 Comments

 At Stealth Fireworks we love anything to do with fireworks; big rockets, garden fireworks, single ignitions, cakes, the lot! We also love a good firework fact so we thought it only fair we share some with you. Here are our Top 10 Interesting Firework Facts...

1.    China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world. 90% of all fireworks originate from there.

2.    In 1240 the Arabs acquired knowledge of gunpowder. A Syrian named Hasan al-Rammah wrote of fireworks using terms that suggested he derived his knowledge from Chinese sources.

3.    The first recorded fireworks in England were at the wedding of King Henry VII in 1486.

4.    Dreaming about fireworks means that you like to be the centre of attention and are showing off to others. It also symbolizes enthusiasm and exhilaration.

5.    The largest chocolate firework was measuring 3m high and 1.5m in diameter and containing 60kg of Swiss Cailler chocolates. The firework was released in Zurich on New Year's Eve 2002.

6.    Queen Elizabeth was so fascinated with fireworks that she created an honorary title, "Fire Master of England" for the individual who created the best fireworks.

7.    A rocket can reach speeds of 150mph and the shell can reach as high as 200 metres.

8.    Static electricity in synthetic clothing can set off firecrackers. People making firecrackers wear only cotton clothing while making firecrackers.

9.    At first fireworks were only orange and white. In the Middle Ages new colours were achieved by adding different salts. The hardest colour to create is blue.

10.  A record breaking 56,000 big rockets were launched simultaneously in a spectacular opening to the Plymouth, UK Fireworks Championships by Scientist Roy Lowry.

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