Watch The Clinton Administration Blow Up A Watermelon With Fireworks

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Happy America's Birthday, y'all!

In the halcyon days of the 1990's, when jorts ruled the backyard barbecue and there was nothing wrong with America that could not be fixed by what is right with America, the Clinton administration's Consumer Product Safety Commission held a press conference to promote safety in handling fireworks. It was a high point in public safety awareness.

You can view the full thing here. Thanks to The Fix for digging this gem up.

Below the jump, watch a watermelon explode and a mannequin lose a hand. USA! USA!Here is the watermelon. If you have excess watermelon at the end of your backyard gathering, this is a great way to dispose of it. Cherry bombs + watermelon = best fruit salad ever!

And here's the mannequin. Just a reminder to all of the hipsters out there, even your raddest baseball cap and sunglasses will not protect your hands from explosives.

Watch the full press conference here.

Happy Fourth of July!


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Katherine Haenschen is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, where she studies political participation on digital media. She previously managed successful candidate, issue, voter registration, and GOTV campaigns in Central Texas. She is also a fan of UCONN women's basketball and breakfast tacos.

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