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12 Creative Pregnancy and Birth Announcements

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We’ve seen plenty of great pictures from geeky weddings, but as the old rhyme goes, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. When that third big event occurs in a geek’s life, they might as well announce it in a proud geek manner. Here are a few delightful pregnancy and birth announcements perfect for any nerdy couple.

1. The Family That Spies Together...

Never got over how cool decoder glasses are? Then why not share your nerdy spy obsession with friends and family when announcing your pregnancy? That's just what The Mandate Press did with these great cards—they came with matching spy glasses to reveal the secret message.

2. You Need Nine Hearts For A New Player

To announce her pregnancy, Baby Center user DtheSassy went with classic video game icons for the designs, which featured a custom Mario backdrop and heart counters to indicate how many months along the pregnancy was.

3. Coming This Fall

Movie posters are always a good inspiration for announcements. Reddit user chaingunXD’s  friend’s mock-poster, pairing a youngster with water guns and a sonogram with the words “Sibling rivalry coming this summer,” was a clever way to announce that the older baby will soon be ready to fight his new brother.

4. A Geek To Be

Redditor inforichland and his wife are both huge computer geeks. They went ahead and created this loading message to know that they’ll soon have a baby hacker to join in on the family’s computer fun.

5. Do The Math

Even kindergarteners know that 2+2=4—it’s just knowing the mother now counts as two that’s a surprise. Image by photographer Hanna Mac.

6. Only Child Expiration Date

Normally expiration dates give you an idea of when to throw things away. In this case though, the expiration date only applies this little boy's status as an only child.

Photo and shirt by PB&J Stories.

7. We Are Prego

Even if you’re one of those people that loathes the use of the word “prego” in reference to pregnancy, it’s still pretty hard to deny the clever use of the pasta sauce to announce a pregnancy to the world as Rachel and Brett Wayne did in this image.

8. A Little From Printer A, A Little From Printer B

Video pregnancy announcements aren’t as popular as simple images, but because you can put more in a video, the results can be far more creative. Here Josh and Angelica Johnson play Paper, Rock, Scissors to determine what their potential baby-to-be will look like based on a mash up of their two baby photos.

9. Library Cards

The Spotted Sparrow sells customized library card greetings, which Babble suggests using to announce the birth of your little one. It’s easy to include the date, name of the baby, parent’s names and title of your announcement with the basic layout. Then all you need to add are the details about the birth itself.

10. In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Etsy seller FaithHopeTrick sells these custom Star Wars birth announcements for those who are proud to tell the world that the force is strong in their baby.

11. The Game of Life

Board Game Geek user Halcyon Dream created this clever Game of Life picture as a birth announcement.

12. The Family Tree

If the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree, then you might as well flaunt that fact with adorable trees made from your family’s finger prints, like these ones by Bird and Banner.

If you or someone you know had their own geeky pregnancy or birth announcements, tell us about them in the comments—and don’t forget to share pictures if you have them!

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Burger King Taunts McDonald's By Offering Free Whoppers to Scary Clowns on Halloween
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The rise of the scary clown trope, fueled by movies like It and real-life pranksters, has left McDonald’s with a bit of an image problem. The fast food chain took its mascot Ronald out of the spotlight following the clown crisis of 2016, but a new promotion from Burger King proves that suppressing the colorful mascot won’t be so easy. As Food & Wine reports, Burger King is offering free Whoppers to customers who come in dressed as scary clowns on Halloween night, an apparent jab at its competitor.

On October 31, from 7 p.m. to closing time, select Burger King locations in Austin, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Boston, Miami, and Los Angeles will hand out free burgers to the first 500 guests who fit the spooky description.

A video advertising the stunt shows a diverse group of creepy clowns, but their ringleader—a familiar-looking red-headed clown dressed in red and yellow—makes it clear that the trolling is intentional.

This isn’t the first time Burger King has used Halloween as an opportunity to poke fun at the golden arches. Last year, a Burger King restaurant in Queens, New York “dressed up” as the ghost of McDonald’s. Customers interested in helping the chain with its latest prank better start planning their costumes now.

[h/t Food & Wine]

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German Police Tried to Fine Someone $1000 for Farting at Them
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In Berlin, passing gas can cost you. Quite a lot, actually, in the case of a man accused of disrespecting police officers by releasing a pair of noxious farts while being detained by the police. As CityLab reports, Berlin’s police force has recently been rocked by a scandal hinging on the two farts of one man who was asked to show his ID to police officers while partying on an evening in February 2016.

The man in question was accused of disrespecting the officers involved by aiming his flatulence at a policewoman, and was eventually slapped with a fine of 900 euros ($1066) in what local media called the "Irrer-Pups Prozess," or "Crazy Toot Trial." The errant farter was compelled to show up for court in September after refusing to pay the fine. A judge dismissed the case in less than 10 minutes.

But the smelly situation sparked a political scandal over the police resources wasted over the non-crime. It involved 18 months, 23 public officials, and 17 hours of official time—on the taxpayers’ dime. Officials estimate that those two minor toots cost taxpayers more than $100, which is chump change in terms of city budgets, but could have been used to deal with more pressing criminal issues.

[h/t CityLab]

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