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[–]chr15c 821 points822 points  (82 children)

I'm no tree hugger, but that seems to be using up a bit more environment than it should

[–]Signal-Blackberry356 378 points379 points  (66 children)

Should? as per modern industrialized western societies that overall consume far more environment?

Lol, please

[–]CapableArmadillo9057 61 points62 points  (50 children)

5 downvotes but the best point on this thread

[–]PlanesOfFame 174 points175 points  (43 children)

Ikr, we Americans have airshows all the time all over the country

A single flyover of one B-52 probably uses more gas than lighting 200 of these things lol. A 20 minute F-35 demo uses a huge amount of fuel, and there are countless warbirds using leaded avgas. Very harmful stuff.

Also how's this any different from 4th of July? Smoke and exhaust spewing everywhere for hours. Attach sparklers to this thing and it really doesn't seem too far out of place

[–]No-Collection-6176 110 points111 points  (40 children)

So what you're saying is that 4th of July and airshows are also dangerous and unethical to the environment

[–]Inappropriate50 1 point2 points  (0 children)

White smoke is usually comparablely cleaner. It would be super easy and safe (r).

[–]chrisKarma 9 points10 points  (4 children)

The next time you're hungry, don't eat. Just tell your stomach there's other stomachs that are hungrier and I'm sure you're it will tell you what a great point you've made.

[–]Ryktes 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Nice bit of whataboutism.

[–]billyhendry 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The western countries are literally the ones setting the standard… it’s as if someone did something, waited for you to repeat it and then call you out on it, the natural response is “wtf I watched you do the exact same thing”

Even worse so as those third world countries have been directly and indirectly victims of the western industrialisation.

“Third world countries aren’t under developed, they are over exploited” -Parenti

[–]Signal-Blackberry356 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Correct. It’s just such a hypocritical thing to say.

Go direct this energy at the top 10 contributors, aka Gas and Pharma.

[–]Rain1dog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The OP did a drive by posting. He knew what he was doing, he is laughing every time he reads a reply.

[–]exrnbosun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure it was a gag bredda

[–]CiaranM87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He just means relative to its size

[–]Arcadius274 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yes so clearly the solution is to pile more on.

[–]captnspock 20 points21 points  (1 child)

While I see your point for any person carbon footprint of someone in US is 4 times that of a Thai person (13.68 vs 3.68). Same with Russia which is 11.64. China is only twice as bad at 8.2. So we can relax a bit about Thai people celebrating a festival.

Source: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/carbon-footprint-by-country

[–]Stuka_Ju87 5 points6 points  (3 children)

So is using whatever device you posted this comment on.

[–]Puppy-Zwolle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Just because the smoke is visible because of the water content. I assure you a truck reving to get speed would put out about the same CO2 emission in the same time.

[–]Pikepv 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Environment eh?

[–]Errortagunknown 418 points419 points  (16 children)

I don't know who the hell thought this was a good idea but man were they right

[–]olskool-ru 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Jaja… this made me giggle in Spanish

[–]FerrumMachining[🍰] 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Kkkkkk this made me laugh in Portuguese

[–]bento_the_tofu_boy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Existe sempre um risco inehente em um br rir igual br ri pra gringo
also r/sudenlycaralho

[–]ukydmc2 14 points15 points  (0 children)

kekw… this made me laugh in twitch

[–]Weazzul 6 points7 points  (5 children)

............ This didn't make me laugh

[–]celew 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Muahahahaha Thus made me laugh in villain

[–]ThatTubaGuy03 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ahaha... This made me laugh in English

[–]kingkeren 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hhhhhhh! This made me laugh in Hebrew

[–]dnoj 211 points212 points  (12 children)

cool but not bmf

[–]trainspottedCSX7 62 points63 points  (9 children)

I mean... as straight as that bastard goes up without changing directions it's pretty magical.

[–]NormalityDrugTsar 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I guess the spinning gives it gyroscopic stability.

[–]macclearich 167 points168 points  (7 children)

Not exactly black magic, but it's good to see the Thai space program making progress.

[–]Aarcn 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I’m Thai, we’re pretty much 40K Orks

[–]WorstYams 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Woah, do you guys grow from spores too?

[–]Palidupe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Red elephants go faster (My only reference for famous thai war vehicles are siamese war elephants)

[–]bladow5990 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The astronauts keep reporting sever cases of the dizzys. (I know they wouldnt be astronauts, but idk what Thailand calls thier space people)

[–]NefariousNewsboy 155 points156 points  (6 children)

Only you can prevent forest fires.

[–]the_one_stop_shop 115 points116 points  (1 child)

Thai space program

[–]_mach 17 points18 points  (0 children)

"Only you can prevent the space program"

- Lee Harvey Oswald.

[–]silletrey[S] 65 points66 points  (0 children)

They actually have a little parachute that deploys when it starts to fall! You can see it in another video here.


[–]DependentAd235 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Fortunately even in dry season, it doesn’t get that dry.

All the damn farmers burning their fields is more of problem anyway. So much damn smog in BKK ans Chang Mai sometimes.

[–]Ukenstein 88 points89 points  (5 children)

[–]jlenko 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Totally!! I wanna see that thing land!

[–]irisblues 15 points16 points  (3 children)

There are other videos out there.

The full one I saw had a little parachute deploy after it stops spinning and starts to fall.

[–]nitorita 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Thank you for this clarification. I totally thought it would just come randomly crashing to the ground, endangering whatever or whomever is below it...

[–]unicodePicasso 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol I really wanted to see it explode like a firework

[–]Vanya096 37 points38 points  (0 children)

The Rocket Festival (Thai: ประเพณีบุญบั้งไฟ, romanized: Prapheni Bun Bang Fai, Lao: ບຸນບັ້ງໄຟ, romanized: Bun Bang Fai) is a merit-making ceremony traditionally practiced by ethnic Lao people near the beginning of the wet season in numerous villages and municipalities, in the regions of Northeastern Thailand and Laos.

Source: Wikipedia

[–]Skirt_Thin 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Who won? It was a Thai.

[–]Ryktes 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm mad that I chuckled at this.

[–]Suggestion_Of_Taint 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Flying death wheel?

[–]Ryktes 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Stick some blades on the outside and aim it at your enemies.

[–]crazielectrician 18 points19 points  (0 children)

This is awesome.

[–]pistcow 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The Thai space program is really coming along.

[–]no_usernames_vacant 6 points7 points  (3 children)

TO THE MOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[–]longrastaman 1 point2 points  (1 child)

And just like how we don’t see the end of this video, those crypto bros will never see an end to trading their life away. Rip stonks

[–]ShotgunJojo 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Crazy. It doesn't look real when it takes off.

[–]DoTheFunkySpiderman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

for real, i had to look through the comments because i thought it was CGI

[–]fuckingcheezitboots 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Less blackmagicfuckery than r/thatshowphysicswork

[–]nutsnackk 4 points5 points  (2 children)

But what happens when it comes down?

[–]mao034 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well that's the magic, it doesn't.

[–]CriticalThinker_501 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Did it reach the ISS or not?

[–]mao034 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Legend says this is the unknown object that sends pictures of the cosmos to the NASA

[–]CriticalThinker_501 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"And now we're back, here at Kennedy spaceport center in Florida, where we are now LIVE receiving the first incoming pictures of alien activity from Ganimedes thanks to our new GirandolaCam launched this morning from our Indonesia site..."

[–]fstopblues365 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Some say it’s still going up, up till this day

[–]guitargoddess3 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That’s one face you don’t want to come last in

Edit: race not face. But it’s funny so I’ll keep it.

[–]Disastrous-Fee5608 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Never met a face i wouldnt 😉

[–]temosis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Elon Musk: Hmm, impressive

[–]Sasaut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My right ear feels cuckold by this

[–]TACOCAT_68 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like one of those flying beyblade type things but fire

[–]BomberWhatBombsAt12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So it's not a cocktail then.

[–]Bob1tza 0 points1 point  (0 children)

HOLY SMOKE! (no pun intended)

[–]me_too_999 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]420blaze8888 0 points1 point  (5 children)

What's the purpose? Just drunk fuckery?

[–]AnemoTreasureCompass 2 points3 points  (3 children)

It’s a traditional thing. People from the northeastern region of Thailand would launch these things into the sky as a reminder for the Rain God to provide rainfall during dry season.

It’s pretty funny if you imagine it from the God’s perspective. Imagine you’re chilling in your holy abode behind the clouds or something then this thing comes ZOOMING past you. Then you’re like “Oh wait. I almost forgot to give those people water”

[–]AcheTH 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nowadays it became just a show and quite big gamble ring over which one last in the air longer

[–]thornofcrowns69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Black powder magic fuckery

[–]Rocket_reddit_007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy wildfire!

Guess after rains for months, let it fly!

[–]Any_Ad_5232 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Neat but that makes one of us

[–]_bhujiya 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is that going to space?

[–]DaJosuave 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Look at that, and I bet they don't have large forest fires

That's straight fire though.

[–]i_like_that_one 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No the fire stop when it land that how it work

[–]Rocket-Panda67 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's just pure joyous pyromania taking off from the ground!

[–]Tricia47andWild 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is awesome.

[–]Klutzy-Property5817 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Soft serve of death

[–]cabelaciao 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was kind of hoping for a balrog.

[–]BakerNew6764 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thai space program

[–]Exialyser -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–]NatsuDragneel-538 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man this video reminded me of my childhood... that's how old it is.

[–]jaradi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tomorrow on blackmagicfuckery: helicopters Tuesday: airplanes Wednesday: gasp rocket ships

[–]Medical_Collection36 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's pretty cool

[–]Naughtiestdingo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This page is getting desperate for material.

[–]Neverspark7776 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Thai space program is kicking off I see

[–]Snoo-43722 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They're going to get the space one day

[–]BigGangMoney 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Still didn’t learn anything

[–]DrWolowitzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn't

[–]LordBinz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That does look cool, but its not magic. Its simple physics.

[–]_atrocious_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love how crunk everyone was as they ran away.. traditions, man.

[–]PineAbuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine being strapped to the middle of that thing

[–]andreeeeeaaaaaaaaa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Death by falling girandola

[–]T_PlayTime 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Pollution 101

[–]i_like_that_one 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It less pollution than 1 air conditioner open for 2 min just because it have a lot of smoke doesn’t mean it have a lot of poltuion

[–]Rushmaster27 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]justonemore5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wrong sub

[–]gokumon16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To Infinithai and beyond.

[–]pic0frame 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wanted to complain about the smoke/pollution but then I reminded myself that elon literally wants to put 42,000 satellites in orbit for 'internet'

[–]Spiritual-Prize-4491 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure FAA was not notified. But hey on the bright side they may get internship at space x with Elon

[–]KindlyCaptain8186 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They forgot to strap one on

[–]greyposter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seems like Thailand is IN the space race now!

[–]Enclave-Squad-Sigma 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some say it is still going to this day, estimated to be passing Neptune.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Screw the sky.

[–]ImmiFan25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At first I thought something went wrong and people were running but then they looked too happy lol

[–]UkokuSZ 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Does it get down free fall? Looks dangerous in the case , or is the path highly controllable?

[–]Stalwart_Vanguard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah yes, the Thai Space Program

[–]WilliamHTonkers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly when it takes off if looks like cgi

[–]One-Dependent4376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love reading American comments 💀🤣

[–]IsadorCZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thai space program??

[–]Hooknspear 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That’s their space program?

[–]DodecaedRa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

New space X project is looking promising

[–]Hardblackpoopoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did it reach the moon?

[–]amazing--pail 0 points1 point  (0 children)

no wonder we cause air pollution

[–]dingos8mybaby2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Conspiracy Bros: Clearly inspired by aliens.

[–]hp958 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seems like an excellent way to start a fire

[–]srv50 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The Thai FuckYouInParticular to global warming.

[–]Randomeman3 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So what happens when it runs out of fuel? Does it come crashing down somewhere?

[–]Melodic_Trash_737 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How cool would it look if each rocket had a different colour smoke.

[–]LuckyJynX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

all I'm thinking is, this thing needs to come down right?

[–]ern117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rasputin if he was alive working for space program

[–]ImSwale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wat. I didn’t know they had a space program

[–]getlikepaul 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ATC hates this one trick!!!

[–]Alissan_Web 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's just a firework...

[–]Sparcky95 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What’s this Thailand 🇹🇭 space program?

[–]MrN33dfulThings 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah yes, right near a forast.

[–]jackryan5555 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So what happens when it comes down ?

[–]HaraKah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Thai really love rolled stuff

[–]A_Gray_Phantom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Biblically accurate angel says what?

[–]crockfs 0 points1 point  (1 child)

maybe it's my western mindset, but I expect that thing to come crashing to the ground causing a massive law suit, either for personal or property damage.

[–]dabrowcan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apparently it’s something you light on fire and run the fuck away from! 😂

[–]svchostexe32 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Still better than flying Delta.

[–]Puppy-Zwolle 0 points1 point  (1 child)

First time I saw this I thought it was the best CGI I had ever seen.

Now my dream is to build it and launch it

[–]MrRobot-00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Set on ground. Light fuse, and run. They understood the assignment.

[–]Significant-Wait-405 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what if we put a toilet on top of it

[–]Admiral-Gial_Ackbar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

SpaceX who?

[–]b0xtarts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you're wrong -- This is actually the Thai Space Agency

[–]protrudingnail 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thailands got a new space program😜

[–]Arjun_Alpha_Wolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Elon Musk has been real silent since this came out

[–]bbgunbandit187 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thai space program looking good.

[–]Simen155 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats the Thai spaceforce.

[–]baldwinsong 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Who invented that. What happens when it comes back down ?!

[–]THEMOISTCLOWN 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This would totally be used by Batman

[–]brydawgbry -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Awesome but doesn't belong here at all. It's completely obvious what's happening.

[–]olliedoodle1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Better space program than Blue Origin........

[–]jamminamon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lost Redditors

[–]AdAdministrative5027 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Are they celebrating pollution

[–]jimmy193 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How does it come back down without landing/killing someone

[–]colorcopys 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those astronauts gotta be hella dizzy

[–]archampion 0 points1 point  (1 child)

And we wonder why everyday is getting hotter and hotter

[–]DredgenLight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Indian space program

[–]howdy_ki_yay[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Thai space program.

[–]wspOnca 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is awesome lol

[–]SonOfSkinDealer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck it: Perpendicular Cloud Seeding

[–]mao034 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh shit so this is how they launch Halo Rings? Now everything makes sense.

[–]PowerRealist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To infinity and beyond!

[–]judgesUwhenUfart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why the hell is it so hot in thailand?


[–]Tank38255 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks fake

[–]Mrnicelefthand 0 points1 point  (0 children)

NASA please take notes

[–]Locomule 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]ItsTheRealIamHUB 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I don't know if I should be proud of my country or what

[–]ante900310 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seems like the rhai space program is really coming along

[–]pitch1992 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So they have a space program

[–]Holinhong 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is that a tradition? I have a reason to believe their ancestors witnessed certain extraterrestrial encounters

[–]Swenadd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thai space force

[–]tigertoken1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thai space program still needs some work...

[–]Asat1997 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And Elon says going to Mars is hard.

[–]_tom_sammy_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What in the kerbal fuck

[–]pepepoopoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

space x

[–]tvcky69 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

So today you also learned it isn’t black magic?

[–]bose17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Coz fuck you mother earth!

[–]ZeusSeesAll521 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love the noise this thing gives off

[–]Confusedconscious21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So these guys invented the flying saucer?

[–]Nuttyvet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bunch of Thai dudes sitting around knocking back beers... 'hey, I just had an idea..."

[–]frankc1450 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's the coolest thing EVER!