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A dad was in for a surprise when he found out the sex of his child during a gender reveal party. But rather than being surprised about whether he was having a boy or a girl, it was the fact he shot himself in the crotch with a flare. Outch.
Kristin Cressotti and husband Tom, from Massachusetts, US, had gathered their family together for the big reveal last month (30 August) and had no idea what the sex of their baby was.
And in a video from the day, the couple can be seen holding two flares pointing up into the sky. But while they were both supposed to shoot a plume of blue smoke into the air, they didn't.
Now, for Kristin, this just meant she got a bit of a bit of a shock and a messy dress, while Tom, 43, was sent straight onto his back, moaning in agony.
But if that wasn't enough, to add insult to injury, one quick-witted family member in the background can then be heard shouting, 'No need for a vasectomy'.
Since it was shared online, the hilarious clip has been viewed more than 750,000 times, and Kristin, 36, said while at first everyone was quite surprised, they soon saw the funny side.
She said: "The overall reaction was shock, followed by laughter. Once everyone knew we were all ok, we had lots of laughs about the event.
"Unfortunately the instructions in the box weren't unclear. We were apparently holding the powder cannons pointing in the wrong direction.
"When used correctly the powder should be dispersed 20-30 feet into the air. Since Tom's cannon was unknowingly pointing right at his genitals, he was directly blasted.
"He was not permanently hurt by the accident and fully recovered within minutes. Tom was just shocked that we were holding them the incorrect way.
"Apparently this was all my fault!
"Everyone was also very excited that we are having a baby boy. He is due on 7 February 2021 and we can't wait to meet him."
The clip has tickled everyone who has seen it, with it being shared more than 6,300 time and receiving tonnes of comments, mainly at Tom's expense.
One person joked: "Lmao we're doing that for next time, free vasectomy."
"OMG these genital reveals," howled a second.
third chimed in with: "No more babies for him, right in the nuts."
While another added: "Thank god they got a boy. He might be done."
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