It is believed by some people that the first firework was accidentally discovered by a Chinese cook while mixing together charcoal, sulphur and saltpeter (all common things found in a kitchen back then). After the mixture burned, which was compressed in a bamboo tube, it exploded causing the first firework. Other individuals agree that the first firework was invented in China; however, it was accidentally invented after a bamboo was accidentally thrown into a fire causing a huge explosion that frightened many people because of the loud noise. It was also believed that this newly discovered explosion was first used to frighten away evil spirits with their loud sound. Eventually, the art and science of firework making developed into a profession where the well-respected individuals are known as pyrotechnicians. Therefore, it can be assumed that it all started when "one person" many, many years ago mentored another person by sharing their knowledge of their discovery that we can today enjoy the magnificent productions featuring an array of colorful fireworks consisting of a variety of shapes and sizes, that are seen all over the world today during holidays, birthdays and festivals. With that being said, we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July.