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Here are 10 interesting facts about fireworks

Here are 10 interesting facts about fireworks:

  1. Legend has it that fireworks were invented in China in the 7th Century.
  2. 90% of all fireworks originate from China.
  3. It is believed Marco Polo was the first person to bring fireworks back from China to the Middle East where European crusaders then brought them to England.
  4. The first ever recorded fireworks in England were in 1486 at the wedding of King Henry VII.
  5. Fireworks were often used to scare away evil spirits.
  6. The hardest colour firework to make is blue.
  7. The easiest colour firework to make is orange.
  8. A rocket can reach speeds of 150mph..Now that’s fast!
  9. The largest rock is 29.53lb and was produced in Portugal and launched on 13 October 2010.
  10. The largest firework display of all time took place on 10 November 2012 in Kuwait to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Kuwait’s constitution.  77,282 fireworks were launched..Wow now that is some display!

If you know of any interesting facts about fireworks then please share them with us.

Maria Ereku

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