July 4, 2012
Fireworks are created when chemical compounds emit light when they are burned. Copper compounds produce blue. Lithium carbonate produces red. Magnesium produces bright white. Antimony creates a glitter effect.
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The Frankish King Charlemagne (747ish AD – 814), was believed to be about 6’ 4 inches tall. His father was known as Pepin the Short.
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I blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about the intersection of history and science. My favorite topics are the history of sanitation, funky fashions, and insects.