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These Photos Of Massive Molten Spark Showers In China Are Really, Really Neat

A blacksmith in China made a very dangerous, very beautiful light show to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Posted on February 12, 2016, at 5:06 p.m. ET

A blacksmith in China produced a very dangerous and very pretty light show for a Lunar New Year celebration on Thursday.

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It's traditional to recognize the Chinese New Year with fireworks, but this guy in the town of Nuanquan apparently decided gunpowder and explosions weren't metal enough. Literally.

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These photos capture the moment he hurls MOLTEN IRON at a cold concrete wall. That's metal as hell, bro.

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He's basically tossing around lava that's 2,372 degrees Fahrenheit.

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It's so metal that it will really, actually melt your face. Take that, Yngwie Malmsteen.

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As the molten, blindingly hot goo hits the cold surface of the concrete, it creates a shower of sparks.

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And it's mesmerizing.

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He's hurling fire like some sort of angry god.

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Here he is at his forge, like Hephaestus of old!

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But no, this is very pretty.

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Happy New Year, kids! Don't do this at home!

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