A traditional Chinese sidewalk popcorn cannon, on a spring market day in Licun, Qingdao, China:
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.
This guy actually blew a whistle to warn everyone when it was about to blow.
Standing on a bridge in the middle of 李村大集，Qingdao’s awesome-est traditional market:Click to view large size!