AI generated image shows what a nuclear gender reveal party would look like
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It’s a girl!
Gender reveal parties have exploded in popularity over the last few years.
Couples invite their friends round, put on a whole shindig and then use some sort of device to let everyone know at the same time if they're having a boy or a girl.
These devices have seemingly become more extravagant as time passes and a Twitter account under the name ‘Weird Ai Generations’ has posted a mockup photo of the most outrageous one you can think of.
The image, which has been viewed more than 7.3 million times, definitely caught the internet off guard, as one user wrote: “When Oppenheimer and Barbie collide.”
Another said: “Let’s make this happen FR [for real].”
A third commented: “Omg I friggin love this, so creative!!"
While another said: “Alright, these are really getting out of hand, thank you #AI for giving people ideas they'll actually try.”
when oppenheimer and barbie collide https://t.co/5VYABx4q39— dominique 🤠 (@vampyr_bite) January 13, 2023
Let’s make this happen fr— Weird Ai Generations (@weirddalle) January 11, 2023
Omg I friggin love this, so creative!! https://t.co/0xS57HqHAN— 🇰🇵 Kim Jong Un 🇰🇵 (@KimJongUn33) January 13, 2023
While imaginative gender reveal stunts have gone viral, a New Hampshire family hosted a gender reveal party with explosives in 2021, leading neighbors to believe there was an earthquake.
The Guardian reported that police in Kingston, a town not far from the Massachusetts border, had received reports of a loud explosion.
The blast turned out to be 80 pounds (36kg) of Tannerite.
Nearby residents told NBC 10 that the explosion had caused damage to their properties.
“We heard this God-awful blast,” neighbor Sara Taglieri told the outlet.
“It knocked pictures off our walls … I’m all up for silliness and whatnot, but that was extreme.”
Taglieri’s husband, Matt, also said the fireworks had caused cracks in the foundation of their home.
Thankfully no one was hurt, and the unidentified man who set off the explosive had turned himself into the authorities.
Just two months before the incident, Christopher Pekny, 28, died while building an explosive device for his unborn child’s gender reveal party in Catskills, New York, as per The New York Times.
Police confirmed the blast killed him and injured his brother Michael Pekny, 27, who was later taken to hospital.
The device consisted of some kind of pipe that was intended for the reveal.
However, what set off the device remains unknown, according to the spokesman for the State Police, Trooper Steven Nevel.
Brother of Christopher and Michael, Peter Pekny, later described to The New York Times as ‘The freakiest of freak accidents.’