Let’s travel back to a better year. A year when Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was blasting on the radio. The Avengers and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises are rocking the box office along with The Hunger Games, Bond’s Skyfall, the 5th Hobbit film, and the 1st reboot of Spider-Man! Everyone was reading Fifty Shades of Grey (even if they weren’t admitting it). Gas was around $3.60 per gallon, and Eggs only cost only $1.80 a dozen. And one of the biggest events of the year was a major bust!

Ah yes, a throwback to July 4th, 2012, when the world-renowned San Diego fireworks display had a computer glitch! People expected to see an amazing show that would last roughly twenty minutes, but instead, it went off all at once and only lasted roughly 25 seconds.

Photo by Anthony Roberts on Unsplash

At first, people were blown away… figuratively and literally (for those up close to the action). It was a spectacle that made people smile and cheer with excitement. Then left them questioning, what happened? Is that It!?!?

Courtesy: Yakima Washington Memes/Facebook
Courtesy: Yakima Washington Memes/Facebook

Many views of the fireworks display were captured on film, and luckily for us at the time, it didn’t take up too much space on people’s phones and cameras (when we would actually have a camera that was separate from our phones) since the show was so short.

4th of July
Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash

In some ways, it was the worst Independence Day display ever. But then again, no one talks about the display of 2011 or 2013. So maybe, those few moments were the best 25 seconds of our lives! Check out several videos below!

News Talk KIT logo
Get our free mobile app

Report a typo or correction

Got a news tip? Email us here.


See the Must-Drive Roads in Every State

25 True Crime Locations: What Do They Look Like Today?

Below, find out where 25 of the most infamous crimes in history took place — and what the locations are used for today. (If they've been left standing.)

50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.

More From News Talk KIT