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Cheap Balloon Fireworks

Hydrogen oxygen mixture, light the fuse and let the cluster float up to altitude.
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The longer the fuse, the higher it goes. A group of 20 or 30 balloons would light up the night sky and make in impressive explosion.

The bundle of balloons would feature various mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen so some would do the massive explosion thing, some would do more pretty big flames. The balloons themselves can have various pyrotechnic chemicals put on or in them as well to add colors, sparkly bits etc.

The spectacular explosion to safety/cost ratio makes this something that I think should be done every 4th of July.

doctorremulac3, Sep 10 2022

Most explody is the mixture of hydrogen and oxygen. https://www.youtube...watch?v=XlmtcsSJr7Q
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Some would just be hydrogen to be less explody. https://www.youtube...watch?v=yMqYQKMmd3U
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       I am wholly in favour of replacing fireworks with good old fashioned explosions. Michael Bay would approve and there would be far less pollution, depending on the balloon material.
gizmo, Sep 10 2022
  

       Hydrogen/oxygen burns with a nearly invisible flame. You'll need to coat the balloons with something, and make them out of something that burns a bit and stays up in the air while it's burning. And still goes out before it gets near the ground with a high sigma assurance. Birds collected from oil spills?
Voice, Sep 10 2022
  

       Oh yea, the mixture just makes a big bang, but you can easily fill or coat the balloon with entertainly burning stuff.   

       Even infuse the actual material the balloon is made from with something that incinerates it completely in an entertaining way. Colors, sparkles, etc.   

       As you said, hundreds of pieces of burning rubber raining down, not good.
doctorremulac3, Sep 10 2022
  

       Doctorremulac, I like your idea "Cheap Balloon Fireworks", however I feel obliged to refer you to prior art in commentary in the idea by the inventor Doctorremulac which is visible with the idea title 'Cheap Hydrogen Balloon "Fireworks"', in the list just below this one.
Loris, Sep 10 2022
  

       Well, different wording, but yea.
doctorremulac3, Sep 11 2022
  

       Flash paper! Make the balloons out it flash paper!
doctorremulac3, Sep 11 2022
  

       Nice
blissmiss, Sep 11 2022
  

       Thank you Blissy. :)
doctorremulac3, Sep 11 2022
  

       I'll order a gross, just so when it gets here I can say "that's gross, I love it!"
21 Quest, Sep 11 2022
  

       LOL! That was a sniper joke, I actually did NOT see that coming.
doctorremulac3, Sep 11 2022
  

       Excellent
afinehowdoyoudo, Sep 12 2022
  

       I'm thinking adding colored pyrotechnic infused confetti would be pretty. Raining sparkles.
doctorremulac3, Sep 12 2022
  
      
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