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Chemical Snake Firework

I don't do firecracker thing on Diwali, and it has been like that for many years now. After you start choking on that heavy sulfurous air typical to the night of Diwali, it doesn't take much brain to figure out the stupidity of it. The whole experience is traumatic for animals, birds, infants and elderly. The streets run dirty covered with cracker paper for weeks. On top of that there is the other obvious risk. Last year, two of my cousins spent good six months recovering from painful 'Anar' burn - the thing was supposed to big woosh, but it went bang.   

This year, I made an exception for 'Samp' just for good old times sake.



'Cock Brand' made at (imaginatively named) Taj Serpent Eggs Factory, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.

These would be the 'eggs'

Okay so what can I burn. This piece of wood looks tempting.

And that's the snake.

Also, here's a tutorial for How to make these chemical snakes at home using Baking soda

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Previously: Saddam Fireworks

Comments

  1. I've hated firecrackers for longer than I care to remember (principally, for the noise). *Except* for the "sanp" :)
    Thank you for the reminder.
    (Goes off to pull out stuff from kitchen shelves)

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  2. p.s. have yourself a great Diwali.

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  3. i myself hv been a completely non crackers person since i cn remember..bt happy to see ur pics.reminds me of the times me n my brother would fight over it..

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  4. I am not much of a cracker myself but yeah I remember a time when it was fun.

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