Watch Texas Police Detonate Ten Tons of Fireworks

During the controlled explosion, the Midland PD received reports of "awesomeness."
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Destroying contraband is fun. Sometimes, it’s the army crushing one of Saddam Hussein’s Lamborghinis; sometimes, its Mexican special forces burning 124 tons of confiscated weed; sometimes, it’s the Midland, Texas police setting of 10 tons of illegal fireworks. Apparently, igniting such a quantity of combustibles doesn’t make for a pleasant, half-hour evening show—the mass burned for almost four days. 

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