Chinese popcorn cannon

A traditional Chinese sidewalk popcorn cannon, on a spring market day in Licun, Qingdao, China:Chinese popcorn cannon
Our oldest (5.5-yrs-old) can not stand these things; I think it’s the dreadfully building anticipation more than the (really) loud BANG! when the load of popcorn shoots into the long black sack.
Chinese popcorn cannon
This guy actually blew a whistle to warn everyone when it was about to blow.