This is what happens when you fish with fireworks

Ice fishing requires patience and resistance to the cold, and those of us holed up under blankets during the winter season can’t imagine why anyone would want to do that. For one man in Sweden, however, ice fishing was a much shorter process thanks to a little help from some fireworks.

We have to wonder where he got the idea to launch a firework under a sheet of ice, but it’s both stupid and brilliant. If you’ve got leftover fireworks from New Year’s, it’s also an efficient way to get rid of them. And assuming it yields fish, it’s a lot more productive than sticking a hook and bait down into the water and sitting there for hours on end.

Well done. No, seriously. We’re actually impressed.

Screengrab via Nils Bremer/YouTube

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.