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Homemade rockets at a Thai rocket festival

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 01, 2016

In SE Asia, particularly in Laos and Thailand at the start of the rainy season, residents hold rocket festivals at which homemade rocket competitions are held. The device shown in this particular video is lit by a small group of people, who then flee as a massive amount of smoke goes up. And then, well, just watch…I don’t want to ruin what happens for you, it’s wonderful.

Some of these homemade rockets work better than others. (via @sampotts)