Out With a Bang – The History of Fireworks

Around the world, fireworks are synonymous with joyful celebration, but those that invented these delightful explosives certainly were not thinking of partying during their creation. Developed in China by alchemists searching for the elixir for eternal life, gunpowder was born. In this episode, Robin tells us the history of fireworks and how the search for eternal life brought about death.

Sources

Live Science
History.com
Stem Visions
Smithsonian Magazine
Wikipedia

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