A New Way To Announce The Baby's Gender Jon Sterkel of Nebraska wanted to announce his baby's gender with an exploding rifle target — blue smoke for a boy. Police gave him a ticket for using explosives without a permit.
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A New Way To Announce The Baby's Gender

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A New Way To Announce The Baby's Gender

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Jon Sterkel of Nebraska wanted to announce his baby's gender with an exploding rifle target — blue smoke for a boy. Police gave him a ticket for using explosives without a permit.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Ashley and Jon Sterkel of Nebraska learned the gender of their first baby and had an idea. Mr. Sterkel had been shooting at exploding targets. They figured - why not use this skill in a Facebook video?

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JON STERKEL: It's a boy.

GREENE: Smoke was blue for boy. Residents nearby didn't seem to care. They thought a house had blown up. They called police who issued Mr. Sterkel a ticket for using explosives without a permit. It's MORNING EDITION.

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