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San Diego Big Bay Boom: On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 7,000 fireworks, intended for a 17-minute display, discharged prematurely and simultaneously from all four barges and the pier. The entire cache exploded in less than a minute.

The coordinated fireworks are triggered by computer, and the premature discharge was blamed on a corrupted computer file. There were no injuries; workers on the barges took refuge in metal shelters designed for their protection. (source: Wikipedia)

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  • JakeLonergan

    JakeLonergan 5 years, 2 months ago

    Guest host Mark Larsen of KCBQ pushed the button that night. He had the guts to go on Hugh Hewitt's radio show the next working day to get razzed about it. They both wondered why they even have such a button. Oh, well.

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