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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Because it Can: Dubai Marks the New Year with Attempt to Break Last Year's World's Record

It's still several hours from 2015 here in the US, but the New Year has already arrived in Dubai. Having last year claimed to have set the world record for New Year's fireworks displays. How to follow up this year? Try to outdo last year, of course. I mean if you've got the world's tallest building, you might as well appear to blow it up once a year.


Anonymous said...

I am legitimately curious if they celebrate their national day or religious celebrations as big as they do this crap.

Ahmad Mansour said...

Wonder no more.