A Second Gender-Reveal Party “Bomb” Has Been Reported in Iowa

Police are begging people to find another way to celebrate after two party-related explosions, one of which was fatal.

Police are warning happy couples to please, please, please stop making pink and blue bombs after two gender-reveal party explosions were reported in Iowa during the same weekend.

Mercifully, no one is injured or dead this time, but KCCI reports that the explosion in Waukee shook homes a mile away.

The explosion happened this Sunday night—the same day that 56-year-old Pamela Kreimeyer was killed by flying shrapnel from another accidental pipe bomb in a gender reveal in Marion County.

The two explosions have authorities asking people to stop using explosives to celebrate their little ones. In 2017, an Arizona Border Patrol Agenda caused a 47,000-acre wildfire by using similar explosives in a similar celebratory fashion.

Last July, one couple’s gender-reveal event backfired when they shot pink fireworks into the faces of their guests.

Is it time to finally put the gender-reveal party to rest? Perhaps. As NewNowNext previously reported, the woman credited with originating the concept actually has a gender nonconforming child.

Kate Sosin is an award-winning, trans-identified news and investigative reporter.
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