CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) comes out with a video demonstration every year to show you exactly what happens when you don't take fireworks safety seriously. Their motto of 'Celebrate Safely' includes this tidbit of wisdom - Leave professional fireworks up to the professionals. They also demonstrate how fast an M-80 can blow up your hand, and how sparklers can burn as hot as a blow torch.

In 2017 there were eight deaths from fireworks in the United States, and over 13,000 injuries. Don't be the next statistic this July 4th, y'all. Be safe out there!