10/27/2014 02:39 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

World's Largest Firework Looks And Sounds Like It Should


The world's largest aerial firework shell launched into the sky Oct. 11, creating the big bang one might expect.

According to Guinness World Records, the pyrotechnic weighed 464.826 kilograms (nearly 1,025 pounds) before exploding into a brief but brilliant light show at the 13th Kounosu Fireworks Festival in Japan.

Watch above as the firework streams through the night sky and then blows up into beautiful pieces. A child yells and appears to throw his arms up in awe.

We're with you, kid. Fireworks are cool.

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H/T Laughing Squid