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The spectacular fireworks show at the end of Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Concert celebrating her 60th year on the throne was, by all accounts, "dazzling." But it's hard to send 10,000 shells up without a bit of anxiety for the lead pyrotechnician: Michael Larkin's biggest worry was "setting fire to the flag" on the top of Buckingham Palace (didn't happen) and whether any of those used rocket shells might land in the Palace gardens (probably happened). But to pre-empt incurring the wrath of the Queen and her attack corgis, Larkin wants her to know that he's very very very "sorry if there is a mess." [Daily Mail]