|"Cosmic Fireworks" by Jeanine Malaney|
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Something to think about...
Why are we so fascinated by lights exploding in the sky? Fireworks seem to have the ability to make just about anyone quiet down, stop, and stare. Though we mostly use them for entertainment purposes these days, some research (thank you, http://goo.gl/VbqoA) tells me that they originated in China and were often used for ceremonial and religious purposes as well. This is quite interesting to me because it seems like there are so many things that society does and sees on a day to day basis, while not considering what influenced these things or where they came from. For example, did you know that body modifications and piercings were once used as sacrifice to the "higher spirits" or God(s)?