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Giant Wheels Make Incredible Homemade Rockets

23/06/2014 11:39 BST | Updated 23/06/2014 11:59 BST

Homemade rockets are a big deal in Thailand, in particular bamboo rockets which are essentially giant wheels filled with solid fuel.

There's a reason they're a big deal, and that's because they look incredibly cool when you launch them. With nozzles dotted all around the wheel the rocket essentially spins into the air like a giant UFO.

It's pretty basic in terms of the science behind it, simply take a large tube, fill it with gunpowder and drill holes in the tube.

bamboo rockets

Depending on how much you value your rocket you can then fit it with a parachute or in some cases just try and send it as high as possible then watch it explode.

Thankfully your curiosity doesn't mean you'll have to actually go to Thailand, it's such a big deal out there that the annual festival is broadcast on TV which you can watch above.