Gender reveal parties are booming in New Hampshire

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Gender reveal parties are booming in New Hampshire

Postby TheVat on April 23rd, 2021, 11:32 am 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... tannerite/

Sara and Matt Taglieri were enjoying dinner at their home in New Hampshire on Tuesday when a deafening blast knocked pictures off their walls and shook their house’s foundation. Their first thought was that there had been an accident at the concrete plant near their home.

They were partially right.

The massive explosion that rocked their Kingston, N.H., neighborhood and rattled nearby towns had come from a quarry by the plant, police said — but it had nothing to do with making concrete.

Instead, a man detonated 80 pounds of explosives as part of an elaborate gender-reveal party stunt, the Kingston Police Department told the New Hampshire Union Leader.
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Re: Gender reveal parties are booming in New Hampshire

Postby toucana on April 23rd, 2021, 12:56 pm 

Is that why they they call them “Baby Boomers” then ?

According to a report in the UK Guardian
The blast was the latest in a series of dramatic and hazardous gender reveals. The practice, during which expectant parents announce the sex of their soon-to-be-born infants in elaborate ways, became popular about a decade ago.

In March, two pilots were killed when their plane crashed into the waters off Cancun while it was streaming a pink substance as part of a gender reveal, Fox News reported

In 2020, smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used as part of a California gender reveal party caused a fire that damaged more than 7,000 acres (2,800 hectares) of land. In April 2017, an off-duty US border patrol agent, Dennis Dickey, caused $8m of damage to 19,000 hectares (47,000 acres) of Arizona forest when he shot at a target full of blue-coloured explosive as a means of announcing the gender of his unborn child.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/23/gender-reveal-party-using-80-pounds-of-explosives-sets-off-earthquake-reports


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Photo of a 2017 ‘Gender Reveal’ that sparked a wildfire in Green Valley Arizona
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Re: Gender reveal parties are booming in New Hampshire

Postby Serpent on April 23rd, 2021, 2:57 pm 

One thing humans are good at: inventing new definitions for "crazy".
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