These Photos Of Massive Molten Spark Showers In China Are Really, Really Cool

We’ve just had the Chinese New Year. You’ve probably not missed it, it has been everywhere! Anyway, there’s been loads of your traditional fireworks, but not much as cool as this!

A blacksmith in China produced a very dangerous and very pretty light show for a Lunar New Year celebration.

A blacksmith in China produced a very dangerous and very pretty light show for a Lunar New Year celebration on Thursday.

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It’s traditional to recognize the Chinese New Year with fireworks, but this guy in the town of Nuanquan apparently decided gunpowder and explosions weren’t metal enough. Literally.

It's traditional to recognize the Chinese New Year with fireworks, but this guy in the town of Nuanquan apparently decided gunpowder and explosions weren't metal enough. Literally.

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These photos capture the moment he hurls MOLTEN IRON at a cold concrete wall. That’s metal as hell, bro.

These photos capture the moment he hurls MOLTEN IRON at a cold concrete wall. That's metal as hell, bro.

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He’s basically tossing around lava that’s 2,372 degrees Fahrenheit.

He's basically tossing around lava that's 2,372 degrees Fahrenheit.

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It’s so metal that it will really, actually melt your face. Take that, Yngwie Malmsteen.

It's so metal that it will really, actually melt your face. Take that, Yngwie Malmsteen.

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As the molten, blindingly hot goo hits the cold surface of the concrete, it creates a shower of sparks.

As the molten, blindingly hot goo hits the cold surface of the concrete, it creates a shower of sparks.

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And it’s mesmerizing.

And it's mesmerizing.

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He’s hurling fire like some sort of angry god.

He's hurling fire like some sort of angry god.

China Stringer Network / Reuters

Here he is at his forge, like Hephaestus of old!

Here he is at his forge, like Hephaestus of old!

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But no, this is very pretty.

But no, this is very pretty.

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Happy New Year, kids! Don't do this at home!

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