And every year, we get to watch the U.S. government blow up dolls, mannequins and watermelons on the Mall. You can watch the best of the annual pyrotechnic extravaganza above.
If the demonstrations are any indication, some helpful tips to keep in mind this holiday:
- Don’t light your clothes on fire with sparklers.
- Don’t stick bottle rockets in your pockets.
- Don’t fire bottle rockets at other people.
- Don’t hold explosives above your head when lit (or at all).
And no matter what you do, don’t be a watermelon.