- Gender reveals have become popular events for couples who are expecting
- But this hilarious video shows what can happen when one goes wrong
- A father-to-be accidentally fired a blue smoke bomb into his own face
This is the hilarious moment a prankster deliberately fired a gender reveal smoke bomb in his own face.
The man, named only as Josh, from Sarasota, Florida, was having fun with friends when he decided to try out the hand-held smoke bomb by blasting it straight into his face.
But the joke was on him when the explosion was bigger than he had anticipated and he was left spluttering from the blue powder.
The amusing moment was captured by a friend, who can be heard laughing as the trick goes wrong.
The clip, which was taken on New Year’s Day, shows Josh standing in what appears to be a deserted car park.
Josh is seen holding the smoke bomb straight upwards but struggles for several moments before working out how to set it off.
A prankster named only as Josh tried out a blue gender reveal smoke bomb by firing it into his face, pictured. The hilarious scene was captured on camera by a friend
The young man, who is wearing an orange t-shirt and pale shorts, eventually fires it, sending a cloud of blue smoke straight into his face.
Fortunately the prankster was also wearing a pair of sunglasses that would have protected his eyes from the blue cloud.
Josh then begins coughing and shaking his head as he tries to dissipate the smoke.
Prankster Josh tried desperately to shake himself clear of the smoke after he was surprised
A cloud of smoke hung over Josh moments after the smoke bomb was fired, pictured
The friend who shared the clip added the trick should not be tried at home.
Gender reveal parties have become increasingly popular with expectant parents turning the milestone into an event.
Smoke bombs like the one seen in the clip are just one fun way for couples to discover whether they will have a boy or a girl, often as a surprise.