July 4, 2015

You've all heard the admonition from Mom, right? "Be careful or you'll put your eye out!"

Well, Mom was right, and so is the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, who put together a video demonstrating what fireworks can do to humans who aren't careful or buy rogue fireworks.

Of course, that very serious video needed some very serious editing, so Gizmodo obliged and set it to music, just for fun.

Raw Story:

In the hilarious and slightly frightening video below — edited down and set to chipper music by the folks at Gizmodo — you get to see mannequin hands blown off, plastic eyes put out, and small constructed rooms collapse upon innocent plastic statues in a cloud of smoke.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, “In 2013, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,400 people for fireworks related injuries; 55% of those injuries were to the extremities and 38% were to the head.

So, everyone...Let's be careful out there.

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