Chinese Fireworks: Finding the Recipe for Gun Powder by Mistake, Liuyang, China the Capital for Fireworks, and the Cultural Revolution in China

When the Chinese discovered gun powder, they were actually looking for an elixir which would make them immortal. The Chinese called it “fire medicine” after discovering it by accident when the gun powder suddenly exploded during experimentation. Liuyang, China is considered the capital of Chinese fireworks. During China’s Cultural Revolution, it was believed that all the remnants of feudalism needed to be smashed, and that a great new society could only be built upon the ruins of the old. It was...

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