Top 10 Funny and Unusual Firework Names

Here in the UK it is Fireworks night (Otherwise known as Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night) and while looking into my pathetic little box of fireworks I realised that some of them have some rather fancy names! The Boom Stick, The Power Punch, The Fire Volcano they all have some very silly names indeed. But my ones are nothing compared to this lot…

 


Top 10 Funny and Unusual Firework Names

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Fireworks


 

The Punisher Firework
The Punisher Firework

10 – The only thing “punishing” about this firework is the dodgy 80’s box art!

FACT: A sparkler burns at such a high temperature that if you hold 3 sparklers burning together they will not only generate the same heat as a blowtorch, but you can also briefly use them as one as well! (Seriously don’t try this at home)

The Palm Party Firework
The Palm Party Firework

9 – Well I know fireworks are fun, but this is going too far!

FACT: Fireworks were invented when a Chinese cook accidentally discovered how to make explosive black powder, the cook also noticed that if that black mixture was burned when enclosed in the hollow of a bamboo shoot, there was a tremendous explosion!

The Nuclear Sunrise Firework
The Nuclear Sunrise Firework

8 – I thought Fireworks were supposed to be fun! This is kind of scary if you ask me.

FACT: 90% of the entire World’s fireworks originate from China making it the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world.

The Psyco Ex-Girlfriend Firework
The Psyco Ex-Girlfriend Firework

7 – Who have these firework makers been dating?!?

FACT: Queen Elizabeth the first was so fascinated with fireworks that she created an honorary job title “Fire Master of England” for the individual all who created fireworks to make the biggest and best version of them! Certainly one for the CV!

The Great Pretender Firework
The Great Pretender Firework

6 – The Freddie Mercury Firework Show!

FACT: The name “Fire Works” was, in fact, a missed translation, the actual name for fireworks in Japanese, ‘hanabi’, actually means “Fire-Flower” and not “Fire-Work”

The Haunted Fish Firework
The Haunted Fish Firework

5 – Do you get ghost fish?!? And are fish tanks ever haunted?!?

FACT: Poor old Guy Fawkes wasn’t even the main conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the houses of parliament, in fact it was thought that he wasn’t even a middle man and didn’t even know the plot in its entirety!

The Flirting With Greatness Firework
The Flirting With Greatness Firework

4 – Quite a claim to fame indeed, based around some flashy, flaming balls!

FACT: In St. Peter’s School, York, UK they refuse to celebrate fireworks/bonfire night because Guy Fawkes went to school there! So they don’t our of respect for their former pupil.

The Migraine Firework
The Migraine Firework

3 – This is sure to live up to its name if it’s loud enough!

FACT: Fireworks should be used and treated with much respect, as even a basic over the counter “Rocket” can reach speeds of 150mph, however if it has an inner shell explosion (a secondary explosion) that can reach speeds up to 200mph!

The Golden Shower Firework
The Golden Shower Firework

2 – Best bring an umbrella for this one!

FACT: Because static electricity from clothing can set off firecrackers in the original factory that made them the managers made their workers work naked except for some paper undergarments!

The Poopy Puppy Firework
The Poopy Puppy Firework

1 –  If Fireworks get any stranger than this, I don’t want to know.

FACT: Political protesters can often be seen wearing Guy Fawkes masks to protect their identities, these masks are also used in the film “V for Vendetta”, which is also based on the story of Guy Fawkes!

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  4. Oh, you can GET them. You’re just not supposed to! Leastways, not in most cities in British Columbia. The only sanctioned displays are put on by groups with permits. Come Canada Day, Halloween (& Guy Fawkes) however, they can be seen and heard around various neighbourhoods, legal or not.

  5. You have more freedom than here in the Colonies. In Ohio it is illegal to possess or shoot off anything but child’s-play fireworks: sparklers, smoke bombs, “snakes,” etc. You have to get a special permit to use fireworks at a private function.

  6. I am now a bit embarresed that in my haste to apologise my spelling seems to have gone out of the window! haha, so its ok to reblog like that then? if so cool and my LO did me a favour as I find your prose really amusing

  7. sorry my little one hit the reblog button haha, never knew what it did but niw i do! and I can’t find the delete button on my blog to remove you pist so I hope you don’t mind! love your top tens though 🙂

  8. Video games have changed the landscape so much; the older, gentler names done give that extreme feeling. I remember when I was about 4 or 5 living in Southern California, our neighbor had a while picket fence. On two of the corner posts they lit fountains – wow, that was so cool and beautiful to me! Don’t see that much now. I’d be interested to see the Flirting With Greatness. Just think of all those dogs and cats who hate fireworks, imagine how some of these off the wall names sound to them.

  9. Ok it must be my odd sense of humour but the one that had me laughing out loud was “Nuclear Sunrise”!!

  10. Back in the day we used to have bonfire nights here, til they got the fun police in and now it’s so strictly controlled of have to have a licence, not just a permit, to let them off. Granted, people seem to have listened and you don’t hear of many/any accidents.
    Some of these those, what sort of names are they?

  11. Fireworks are very dangerous indeed, but as long as your careful they are OK. We have firework shops all over the UK where you can get them any-time without a permit. You just need proof of age.

  12. I never realized they had these strange names but that makes sense. In Florida, the only fireworks legal for use by consumers who don’t possess a special permit are those that fall into the category known as “sparklers”. Although leading up to the 4th of July celebrations, you can find all kinds of fireworks for sale all over the place. Apparently there’s some loophole in the law! I like watching fireworks but I would never set them off. Too afraid of losing my hands!

  13. They are not illegal here in Canada per say; but they are only sold at specific times of the year, often from a large van on a street corner.

    There is a fireworks distributor in Toronto as well, proof that the industry is alive here, even though it’s mostly part time for your average consumer.

  14. I’m with you. Back in my era (the ’60s) we had Golden Rains, Silver Sprays, Jack-In-The-Boxes, and other nice sounding things and were blissfully ignorant of Catherine Wheels’ gruesome associations. I reside in Canada now, and fireworks are mostly illegal here, although a group of ex-pats, whom I might have been among, did go up in the hills with some on Guy Fawkes’s 400th anniversary in 2005,

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