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  • Most people seemed to drink 2-3 bottles of champagne (as evidenced by their appearance on the street corner), and then were escorted by their wives and children where they would throw m-80 fireworks into traffic.

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  • Okay, alright, more harmful than having Chinese Stars thrown at you or riding bikes in the street, blowing up your Barbie with an m-80 or sneaking smokes?

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  • People at the party said they heard what sounded like two m-80 explosions during the night but did not see anyone trying to throw anything at the officers.

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  • M-80s are a class of large firecrackers, sometimes called salutes. M-80s were originally made in the early 20th century by the U.S. Military to simulate bombs; later, they were manufactured as fireworks. Traditionally, M-80s were made from a small red cardboard tube approximately 1½ inches (3.8 cm) long and 9/16–5/8 inches (1.4–1.6 cm) in diameter, with a Visco fuse coming out of the side, holding approximately 2½–3 grams of pyrotechnic flash powder.


    February 16, 2008