25 Ways to Make a Fake Baby

April Peveteaux

how to fake a pregnancyA recent drug bust has inspired me. LeeAnn Worley attempted to smuggle 34,000 tabs of ecstasy into the U.S. from Canada, all the while pretending she was very, very pregnant. Unfortunately for Worley, thousands of hard-partying Americans, and probably any baby she may have in the future -- a sharp-eyed border patrol agent figured out something was not quite right with this 9-month pregnant woman.

Still, I'm super impressed that she turned 34,000 pills into a 38-week-old baby. That's one super DIY, Etsy-loving gal, wouldn't you say? Love it! It's been awhile since I've gotten this excited about ecstasy. (And if my mom is reading this -- by "awhile" I mean "never.") But it made me stop and think about all the other things one could shove up their shirt in order to fake a late-term pregnancy

In fact, I came up with 25 doozies. Some of which will simply require some creative packing. I know you can do it.

  1. Balloons
  2. Padded bras
  3. A bass drum
  4. Sand bags
  5. Puppies
  6. Girl Scout cookies (could also be accomplished by eating them)
  7. Cotton balls -- maybe 34,000 of them
  8. Christmas sweaters
  9. Beer cans
  10. Tiaras
  11. 8-track tapes
  12. Toilet paper
  13. Junk mail
  14. iPhone protectors
  15. Marshmallows
  16. Plastic bags
  17. Bouncy balls
  18. Barbies
  19. Boo-boo ices
  20. Maxi-pads
  21. Those Olay face wash cloths
  22. The New York Times
  23. 2010 Word-a-Day Calendars
  24. Oven mitts
  25. Incandescent light bulbs

Now, see if you can make it across the border without raising suspicion. Or, simply dress up for your next Halloween party as any cast member of 16 and Pregnant.

You're welcome.


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