Tannerite gender reveal party, explosion
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When faced with the decision of “go big or go home” for a gender reveal party Tuesday, a New Hampshire father-to-be opted to go big. Actually, he chose to go very big, as he reportedly used a whopping 80 pounds of Tannerite to cap off the big gender reveal moment.

80-Pound Tannerite Gender Reveal Party

For the uninitiated, an 80-pound Tannerite explosion would undoubtably rock the house … and the next house, the neighborhood and beyond. Don’t believe the hype? Then check out this video from the 2018 Athlon Outdoor Rendezvous. These detonations comprise mostly 5-pound mixes and smaller. Now do the math on our hero’s 80-pound monster.

Don’t get us wrong, we clearly love blowing up some Tannerite. We do it every single year at Rendezvous. But our New Hampshire gender reveal party shook homes a reported 20 miles away! It reportedly shook both people and homes in adjacent towns, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The unidentified man reportedly held the reveal in a quarry, reported New Hampshire Union Leader. In his defense, you would think a former rock quarry would contain a Tannerite blast. After all, explosions are pretty much what give us quarries, right? But the blast shook so hard surrounding residents are claiming he’s to blame for tap water suddenly turning brown.

“I’m hoping that in the next 24 to 48 hours it will settle and resolve itself. If not, we’ll probably be taking showers at my in-laws,” Maggie Jasmin, who lives two miles from the blast, told the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Now authorities are investigating reports of potential cracked foundations. So far, police have yet to charge the man, but the investigation remains ongoing, reported the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Oh, by the way, the reveal included blue chalk, marking a coming bouncing baby boy. A future Tannerite booming 2A-loving American, we’re guessing.

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