Iowa authorities are looking into two explosions at two unrelated "gender reveal" parties that happened a day apart.
An explosion at a party on Friday near Knoxville, Iowa came from a homemade device. It killed a 56-year old woman, who was about 45 feet away and was hit in the head.
There was a second explosion at an unrelated party about 45 miles away in Waukee, Iowa on Saturday. This blast originated with "a commercially available gender reveal kit," according to the local fire chief. Officials are looking into reports that the explosion broke a neighbor's windows.
Gender reveal parties involve couples using creative ways to reveal the gender of their unborn babies. Sometimes, the techniques involve explosives.
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