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Gender-reveal device explosion kills father-to-be

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by Nithavela, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Nithavela

    Nithavela Touch Fluffy Tail

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    Gender-reveal device explosion kills father-to-be
     
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  2. Sketcher

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    Doesn't seem like a gender-reveal device, so much as something he was going to show off at the party.

    I want to know what it was supposed to be/do, and what went wrong here.
     
  3. Larnievc

    Larnievc Well-Known Member

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  4. Heavenhome

    Heavenhome Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Or here's a novelty: Wait until the baby is born!
     
  5. muichimotsu

    muichimotsu I Spit On Perfection

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    As if we need more evidence that the whole idea is inane just in how it's become more of a spectacle to out do everyone else instead of the original idea, which the person that started the trend has voiced strong objections to for various reasons, this kind of incident icing on the cake of the core issue I won't breach because of ToS on the forums.

    One of these parties had a pyrotechnic situation that started one of those awful wildfires last fall, the things should be consigned to the garbage at this point with how people have to be so extra on the practice instead of doing anything that might just be actually celebrating a coming child without attention seeking theatrics
     
  6. Nithavela

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    Apparently that's so 2018.
     
  7. GreekOrthodox

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    Gotta go back earlier as one Arizona wildfire was started by a gender reveal party in 2017. I just don't understand these things. I must be too old as I don't watch all these newfangled apps and contraptions, and I'm only 52....
     
  8. 98cwitr

    98cwitr Lord forgive me Staff Member Red Team - Moderator Supporter

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    Yeah we just did a cake...and not an exploding one! Poor guy....poorer family! :(
     
  9. Larnievc

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    That’s what me wife did. I looked at the scan.
     
  10. Larnievc

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    What kind of monster blows up cake?!
     
  11. durangodawood

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    Gender reveals should wait until the baby is in their 20's, or really whenever they feel confident of their gender.
     
  12. keith99

    keith99 sola dosis facit venenum

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    Here is an idea. A berry cake with frosting. So the actual cake is covered by the frosting. Cutting the cake is the reveal. Strawberry (pink) for a girl, blueberry for a boy.

    I like cake!
     
  13. cow451

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    Gender reveal is another stupid result of the social media"Look at me!" age.

    It is a terrible tragedy, but let this be a cautionary tale.
     
  14. GreekOrthodox

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    According to the article:
    A spokesman for state police told the New York Times the device consisted of some kind of pipe, without giving further details.

    Speaking to the newspaper, Mr Pekny's oldest brother, Peter Pekny Jr, described what happened as "the freakiest of freak accidents that I could ever imagine". He did not know what had set off the explosion.​

    DUDE WAS MAKING A PIPE BOMB!!!!!

    Sigh... maybe a meteor should hit us...
     
  15. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

    CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN I'm praying for my dad to get well.

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    Last year a fire happened in CA. Because of a gender reveal party. During a heat wave.
     
  16. mina

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    I agree that it's "look at me" culture. If you must , just pop a balloon filled with pink or blue confetti or cut a cake or take the sonogram out of an envelope and then turn it around to show with a hairbow for a girl or a bowtie for a boy. Not everything has to be explosions.
     
  17. cow451

    cow451 The Most Interesting Poster in the Forum Supporter

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    Or have an expensive registry and send shower invitations to everybody with a checkbook or credit card.
     
  18. GreekOrthodox

    GreekOrthodox Psalti Chrysostom

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    My daughter is moving out in two weeks... please send money so I can buy new furniture to create my new den. :D
     
  19. muichimotsu

    muichimotsu I Spit On Perfection

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    At least the originator of that tradition has tried to emphasize the damaging aspects of it, though I haven't seen their statement in full.

    Cautionary tales have happened for a few years now with gender reveal parties causing fires and related damage, we're not learning because we prefer to encourage ridiculous traditions because they make us feel good instead of reconfiguring them
     
  20. muichimotsu

    muichimotsu I Spit On Perfection

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    Except in America, which seems to have a fetish (in either sense of the word) for explosions
     
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