MC Anime Podcast
Asian Studies: Gunpowder & Fireworks
The history of China and gunpowder plus fireworks being the pivot for the success of “fire drug”. The fire drug in China was the source of gunpowder and early firecrackers. The uses of such invention were fireworks, firecrackers/rockets, guns, and bombs. Gunpowder is not of China’s 4 Great Intventions without reason. Fireworks being a display for entertainment and brings fire to awe and intrigue. It is beautiful but dangerous as well. Fire is vital in life and hazard at the same time. Gunpowder emits destruction and a show for the eyes to enjoy. Join as I discuss this highly potent chemical combo of sulfur, saltpeter, and charcoal bringing combustion to a new scale.