Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by nivek, Apr 6, 2019.
Gender reveal parties? Jesus, what's on top of the cake?
Explosives as part of these parties I had never heard of? This has happened more than once?
What the hell else have I been missing?
Father-to-be in New York dies after device meant for gender reveal party explodes - CNN
Father-to-be in New York dies after device meant for gender reveal party explodes
By Kelly Christ and Taylor Romine, CNN
Updated 8:25 PM ET, Mon February 22, 2021
(CNN)A 28-year-old man died after a device meant to be used at a gender reveal party exploded, according to New York State Police.
Police responded to a report of an explosion just before noon on Sunday. Christopher Pekny, of Liberty, New York, was building the device that exploded. He was the father-to-be, according to police.
Pekny's 27-year-old brother, Michael Pekny, was injured and taken to a nearby hospital, state police said.
Police did not give further information on what kind of device it was, except that it was not intended to harm others.
Earlier this month, a Michigan man died after a small cannon exploded at a baby shower, police said. While the cannon was not directly related to the baby's gender, it was fired to "celebrate the baby's pending arrival," Michigan State Police said in a statement.
This most recent death follows in the line of other gender reveals gone bad, including a 2020 wildfire in Southern California and a plane crash in Texas.
After last year's wildfire, the blogger Jenna Karvunidis -- who is largely credited for creating the gender reveal party -- took to Facebook to condemn the over-the-top events.
"Stop having these stupid parties. For the love of God, stop burning things down to tell everyone about your kid's penis. No one cares but you," she wrote.
Copernicus must be spinning in his grave.
Dozens of coffins fall into sea after landslide at cliff-top cemetery
I think that survey was from 2012
And yet no fire damage to the tree?
I bet they won't use the low bidder again.
This bird might be able to go literally f*** itself. If so, would that be incest?
Rare half male, half female Cardinal spotted in PA
By Tamar Lapin February 24, 2021
There’s no flitting around it, this is a rare bird.
A cardinal that appears to be half-female and half-male was recently spotted in Pennsylvania.
Jamie Hill, a birdwatcher for 48 years, documented the unusual sighting in a Facebook post on Sunday.
“I had a once-in-a-lifetime, one in a million bird encounter!” he wrote.
A friend of Hill’s had told him about an “unusual bird” seen at a bird feeder in Grand Valley in Warren County.
The creature was bright red like a male cardinal on one side and brownish white like a female on the other.
Hill flocked to the location to see the northern cardinal for himself — and immediately recognized it as a bilateral gynandromorph, meaning one side of it is male and the other female.
“This bird would have a functioning ovary on its left side and a functioning single testis on its right,” Hill wrote. “Theoretically, this bird could either mate with a normal male cardinal and lay fertile eggs, or it could mate with a normal female cardinal and father her eggs!”
Though not unheard of, mixed sex birds are rare.
However, it’s actually not the first time one such feathered friend has been spotted in Pennsylvania.
Another half-male, half-female cardinal was spotted outside of Erie two years ago and featured in National Geographic magazine.
We have a lot of half-male, half-female, creatures in feathers here - most of them stand on street corners.
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