Gotta Watch: Bizarre fireworks celebrations
Fireworks explode over the Hudson River on July 4th, 2009.
July 4th, 2012
09:16 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Bizarre fireworks celebrations

Fireworks and the Fourth go together like peanut butter and jelly. But if you’re tired of the same old fireworks display year in and year out, we’re commemorating Independence Day by offering these unique fireworks festivities.

Nearly naked fireworks

Female employees are showing off their, uh, patriotism at this fireworks stand in Washington. Bikini-clad women did a swift business selling fireworks in 2009. Learn what other “nearly naked” bikini stands the owner considered opening.

Chicken launch

This Colorado town is offering a chicken “fireworks” show instead of the more traditional display. Watch chickens get launched out of a mailbox with a plunger.

Fireworks and wetsuits

This fireworks celebration may not be on the Fourth of July, but the Sydney festivities come with glowing wetsuits and surfboards. Watch these Aussies light up the night as they ride the waves in style.

CNN’s Matt Abshire contributed to this post.

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  1. Jimbo Smith

    The chicken fireworks was perhaps the dumbest thing I've ever seen. I can't imagine anything more boring than watching a chicken fly – apparently not in that town – it seems to have drawn quite a crowd. PETA folks are gonna love it.

    July 4, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joe

    Those surfers looking like fishing lures... for sharks.

    July 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Just Me

    I haven't ever had this happen so please forgive me. I can't seem to get these to play on my computer. Anyone have a suggestion? Or am I totally misunderstanding and we aren't supposed to watch them which would seem a bit silly to me. Thanks...

    July 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |