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In what was initially thought to be sabotage, the San Diego 4th of July fireworks show, designed to last for 17 minutes, blew itself out in a spectacular 30 seconds. Apparently, a backup computer file overlapped with the primary file to accidentally set off all the fireworks at once.

Videos of the incident have long since gone viral, but if you missed them, this one’s a doozy.

Warning: loud as all hell.

San Diego fireworks fiasco blamed on overzealous computer backup (LA Times)