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    How All the Different Kinds of Fireworks Work

    From peonies to chrysanthemums to dahlias, the reason why so many fireworks are named after flowering plants is because they burst out of a seed, or shell. Here are pictures of how it works.
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      This is cool! How Fireworks Work by popularmechanics: These star patterns are basically the prenatal image of a star-shaped firework. Each half of the shell will contain identical parts and when both halves are joined, the sides mirror each other. Photo by Daniel Staine #Fireworks #popularmechanics

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    How Fireworks Work by popularmechanics: Spherical shells can be the size of a tennis ball, softball or basketball, all the way up to a 4-foot diameter shell. The round silver stars will be the first to explode at the firework’s nucleus since they are closest to the bursting charge.Subsequently, the larger gold stars will spout longer, broader tentacles at the firework’s periphery. The black lift powder at the base catapults the shell into the air. Photo by Souza. #Fireworks #popularmechanics

    How Fireworks Work by popularmechanics: Here is a 6-inch cylindrical shell. The time delay fuse is at the far left; square stars are in the left compartments; and the bursting charge extends through from the fuse to the black lift powder at right. #Fireworks #popularmechanics

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