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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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Welcome to the Dull Men’s Club, a Group Dedicated to the Blander Things in Life
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Do you enjoy such riveting activities as sitting on porches, sorting loose change, and watching paint dry? If so, you may qualify to join the Dull Men’s Club. Co-founded by Grover Click, the Dull Men’s Club celebrates the aspects of life some may call boring. The group comprises thousands of members with colorful hobbies like collecting milk bottles, appreciating roundabouts, and tracking down water pumps. There are even some women in the group, one of whom spends her free time following brown street signs.

Great Big Story recently spoke with some of the club's most ordinary members. After watching the video below, you can read about more spectacularly dull hobbies—like drain spotting, traffic cone collecting, and mailbox photography—here.

[h/t Great Big Story]

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Watch a Rogue Pet Dog Interrupt a Russian News Anchor on Air
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Last week, a Russian news broadcast briefly went to the dogs after its host was startled by a surprise co-anchor: a friendly black canine that wandered on set, announced its presence with a loud bark, and climbed onto her desk.

 

As TODAY reports, Mir24 TV anchor Ilona Linarte went off script for a few minutes, telling viewers "I've got a dog here. What is this dog doing in the studio?" After the initial shock wore off, she gave her furry guest a tepid welcome, patting its head as she gently pushed it off the desk. ("I actually prefer cats,'' Linarte remarked. "I'm a cat lady.")

Linarte’s query was answered when the TV station announced that the dog had accompanied another show’s guest on set, and somehow got loose. That said, rogue animals have a proud tradition of crashing live news broadcasts around the world, so we’re assuming this won’t be the last time a news anchor is upstaged by an adorable guest star (some of which have better hair than them).

[h/t TODAY]

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