And that’s not even counting all of the wildfires, explosions, and other ridiculous injuries these stupid parties are causing.
Just stop doing it. The only reason people go to these things are for the free food and booze anyway. Just post the baby’s gender on social media and collect your likes. That’s all you want anyway.
In the latest example of stupidity from a gender reveal party, a man in Kingston, New Hampshire caused a massive explosion that rattled homes up to 20 miles away after he detonated 80 POUNDS of Tannerite at a local quarry – all to find out that he’s having a boy.
The explosion reportedly knocked pictures off of walls, caused foundation damage to local homes, and scared neighbors who thought the town was being hit by an earthquake.
Authorities say that Tannerite is legal to own and use as an over-the-counter explosive target, and that it’s their belief that the couple had permission to be on the property where the detonation occurred.
But 80 pounds?
For reference, here’s what 80 lbs of Tannerite looks like – blowing up a car.
Is that REALLY necessary for a gender reveal party? All for a video to put on social media for some likes?
Police say that the man who caused the explosion has turned himself in and is cooperating, but any charges are still undetermined at this time.
UPDATE: Kingston police say approx. 80 pounds of Tannerite were used at that gender reveal party that caused a massive explosion that shook homes for miles. Man who detonated it has turned himself in to police and is cooperating. Police haven’t decided on charges. @UnionLeader