The card features the screams of a baby that cannot be stopped even if the card is ripped or crushed.

crying baby greeting card
Credit: Joker Greeting/YouTube

Looking for a gift for a newly-pregnant friend?

How about a card that plays the cries of a newborn baby for more than three straight hours?

It may sound like a joke, but it's a real thing. And it was devised by brilliant pranksters Travis and Nick Peterson of Joker Greeting in order to give new parents-to-be a taste of what they'll soon be in store for.

On the outside, it looks like any other congratulatory baby card, thanks to the picture of a cute sleeping infant punctuated with the words: "A baby is God's sweetest gift."


Inside, however, is where the real fun begins. Open up the card and you'll find the message "The gift that keeps on giving," along with a button that says 'press' next to a musical note.

One click leads to the wails of a screaming baby who doesn't stop for more than 180 minutes, even after the card has been ripped or crushed! Press the button again to try and turn off the sound and the infuriating cries only get louder.


But can you imagine how many people have probably tried to destroy this thing?

Travis told Daily Mail he was inspired to create the card by his experiences with his own kid as a baby. "I have a 3-year-old and a baby due in February," he said. "I am familiar with this sort of noise. We figured it was a great way to say 'Welcome to parenthood.'"

Wanna hear it for yourself? Of course you do! So click here.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website for more, and follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld