According to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, “this watermelon was completely destroyed by a firework the size of a stick of gum.” Now, we’ve set off a lot of commercially available fireworks in our day yet we have yet to find any the size of a stick of gum that can blow up a watermelon. But now that we know something like this exists, WE WANT TO TRY IT:
#Fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles and even small ones can cause a lot of damage.
This watermelon was completely destroyed by a firework the size of a stick of gum.
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) July 2, 2018
That was the mayor’s intended effect, no? He’s trying to sell watermelon-killer explosives?
I feel like this incredibly awesome video may not have its intended effect of reducing interest in fireworks https://t.co/DwhIXrLXQM
— Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) July 2, 2018
Are you trying to tease us all? That video made me want to buy fireworks! https://t.co/jrh5XFd3HU
— Marc Luber (@JD_COT) July 3, 2018
I need to know what was used in the demonstrations… because reasons. https://t.co/G680miPl1N
— Chris Owens (@Chris_J_Owens) July 3, 2018
Millions of people thinking the same thing: How can I get my hands on some of these awesome gumstick fireworks? https://t.co/LGnSQgj0L5
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) July 3, 2018
Are you trying to entrap me into blowing up fruit with exploding gum? Are you a narc? https://t.co/YBU9biCJ9P
— Mitchell Prothero (@mitchprothero) July 3, 2018
Don’t feel guilty … everyone wants to blow up a watermelon after seeing this:
I feel so guilty that my first instinct is wanting to blow up a watermelon. https://t.co/31rVcCNlUj
— Gabby Velasquez (@not_gabriela) July 3, 2018