Topic for Discussion: "Quiet" Fireworks

posted by Dave Arlington - 

According to the New York Times, animal shelters say the day with the most reports of runaway dogs is July 5th.

Children are especially sensitive to loud noises, like the blasts of a traditional fireworks show.

Explosions also scare livestock, cause hens to produce fewer eggs and can drop birds out of the sky.

These are some of the factors that have led to an upsurge in so-called “quiet” fireworks shows.

The displays aren’t completely silent…after all, the fireworks still need to explode. But exhibitors specializing in these shows say the fireworks can be more colorful, since less of the energy is going into the big bang. The quieter displays also tend to focus on choreographing the fireworks, often to music – as in the video above [of course, the music can be really loud, too].

One town in Italy even has a law requiring quiet fireworks displays.

You know your pets get upset at fireworks…and some young children are scared by all the noise.

What do you think of this trend?

Dave Arlington

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