Sunday, November 11, 2012

Kuwait's $15 million dollar fireworks display earns a new Guinness world record!


Last night Kuwait marked the golden jubilee of its constitution with a spectacular $15 million dollar fireworks display which earned the wealthy Gulf state a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. “I am happy to verify that with 77,282 fireworks, a new Guinness world record has been set tonight” in Kuwait City, a representative of Guinness World Records announced on Kuwait television at the end of the display.


It was spectacular, of course, the best fireworks display that I have ever seen! And I feel very grateful that I had a wonderful view from the balcony of my own apartment in Kuwait! Happy 50th Constitution Day and congrats to Kuwait for breaking the record!

See more spectacular photos, videos, and more of the story by clicking herehere, and here.

However I don't understand this spending of $15 million dollars on celebrations when Kuwait does not even have usable sidewalks (that people can actually walk on or ride their bike - usually they turn into sand or a pile of bricks halfway down the block) and I would love to have a pedestrian bridge going over the Gulf Road somewhere near AUK or the Science Center so people would not have to drive a car to then go and take a nice walk or ride their bike along Kuwait's wonderful corniche. It is very frustrating trying to cross the Gulf Road or one of the roundabouts on foot since cars seem to speed up when they see someone walking!
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