New world record for display fireworks

Posted by Mark Neville on December 06, 2012 0 Comments
What does it take to put on the biggest firework display of all time? A mere £10 million! Earlier this month Kuwait earned themselves a place in the Guinness Book of Records as it celebrated the golden jubilee anniversary of its constitution in style by laying on the biggest fireworks display of all time.

The display was fired over a 4.5km strip along the sea front. According to locals the reason for the size (and spacing) of this spectacular event was so as many people as possible (bearing mind the population is less than 3 million) could catch a glimpse of the action. Which we’re sure they did.

It wasn’t just Kuwait’s attention it caught, but the worlds. A staggering 77,282 celebration fireworks were launched over the period of an hour illuminating the sky with an array of shapes and colours.

The visual presentation, watched by millions around the world, marked 50 years to the day since the late emir Sheikh Abdullah al-Salem al-Sabah announced that Kuwait had become the first Arab state in the Gulf to issue a constitution and have a parliament.

The whole hour of entertainment was captured on video and really is something to behold. So what are you waiting for? Check it out....

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