In a glorious celebration of patriotic freedom (as well as a super serious effort to warn people of firework dangers) the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has marked Independence Day by blowing up a bunch of mannequins.
The officials want you to remember that it's very important to be safe around fireworks so that you don't end up with a bottle rocket in the eye like this bro.
And don't handle M-80s or cherry bombs unless you want to end up like poor Uncle Fred here.
Don't even think about trying to make your own fireworks at home.
And don't stick your face over a firework like this dumb-dumb.
Happy 4th, America!
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