Sometimes one box of fireworks isn’t enough. That’s why Colin Furze, a YouTube celebrity and quirky inventor — err, mad scientist — decided to wire 58 boxes together into a giant firework Deathstar in his latest video.
Posted June 9, the YouTube video demonstrates Furze’s latest invention, named after the planet-destroying space station from Star Wars. The gigantic cluster of fireworks, 5,000 in total, is held aloft by a large crane, with the fuses all running back to a single switch, which Furze sets off with his characteristic cackle before running around as they explode overhead.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
A combat patrol advanced three miles north of Lucca (furthermost point occupied by American troops) to contact an enemy machine gun nest in September 1944 as part of the Italian Campaign (DoD/National Archives and Records Administration)
World War II Army veteran Milton Miller says he has never forgotten an act of cowardice by his platoon leader.
It happened in the Alban Hills south of Rome following the Allied Forces' amphibious invasion on the Italian beaches of Anzio in January 1944.
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima sails past the Statue of Liberty into New York Harbor, November 10, 2016. (U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Carla Giglio)
In the six months since its activation, the Navy's 2nd Fleet has bulked up and is embracing its mission in the North Atlantic and the Arctic, where the U.S. and its partners are focused on countering a sophisticated and wily Russian navy.