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Fourth of July Fail

by Jane Susskind, published

The Port of San Diego's "Big Bay Boom" firework spectacular made national headlines when the Port accidentally set off their entire stockpile of pyrotechnic firepower in one explosion, turning what was expected to be 30 minutes show into a 15 second explosion. What's worse, it erupted five minutes before the show was scheduled to start, leaving San Diegans disappointed and confused. The Port released an official statement blaming a 'technical problem" for the 15 second execution.

According to one spectator, "it looked like a planet coming." What do you think?





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