This isn’t the first time a gender reveal went awry. In 2020, a massive forest fire in San Bernardino County, California was “caused by a smoke generating pyrotechnic device, used during a gender reveal party,” according to a state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection news release. The fire destroyed almost 23,000 acres and claimed the life of a firefighter, according to the San Bernardino Sun. The couple — Refugio and Angelina Jimenez — are facing 30 criminal charges, including involuntary manslaughter. In another instance of reveals gone wrong, a plane crashed in 2019 in Texas, according to KLBK-TV in Lubbock. The plane was carrying 350 gallons of pink water for someone’s special moment. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in that case. In 2017, an off-duty Border Patrol agent in Arizona decided he wanted the announce the gender of his child by shooting at a target that contained the explosive substance Tannerite, according to the Arizona Daily Star. That decision resulted in a fire that caused more than $8.2 million in damage in an area south of Tucson. And cost the new dad $220,000 after he pleaded guilty to the stunt. [firefly_embed] [/firefly_embed] Everyone is trying to get Instagram likes or the next viral video. Instead of trying to capture the “moment” for a social media post, the act of bringing a new life into the world should be enough to celebrate with friends and family. Have a party and celebrate — just as long as no damage occurs in the process. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
É sério que acharam uma boa ideia colocar corante numa cachoeira?! Tantas maneiras de fazer um chá revelação e conseguiram escolher justo uma com impacto ambiental. pic.twitter.com/YePJ0lPhhQ— A Eng. Florestal do YouTube 🌳 (@vanecosta10) September 26, 2022