A South African farmer rescued a baby hippo from a flood and gave it a home. The farmer fed him, brushed his teeth and helped him. The farmer was found dead with severe bite marks from the hippo and his body submerged in the river where he rescued the hippo 6 years earlier news.sky.com/story/pet-hi…
A 1992 Japanese TV show combined English lessons with gymnastic exercise programs. On the show, three gymnasts would perform synchronized exercises while chanting phrases like, "Hasta la vista, baby," "Spare me my life!", "I was robbed by two men!", and "I have a bad case of diarrhea." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zui…
Babies’ cuteness is key to their survival. Cute babies are just extremely hard to ignore, and this is likely hardwired into human brains. Less cute children are treated differently. vox.com/2016/6/8/11872688…
There's a traditional "postpartum confinement" period of about 1 month for women to recover after giving birth, and in Asia there's now specialized luxury resort centers that charge thousands of dollars to take care of both the mom and baby for the entire period. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
When "The Flintstones" added the baby Pebbles in 1963, it was originally going to be a boy, until Ideal Toys pointed out that they would sell a lot more merchandise if they made the baby a girl, as baby boy dolls didn't sell well in that era metv.com/stories/the-flin…
It took 32 years to officially clear the parents in the famous β€œdingo took my baby case”. The mother spent three years in jail until evidence supporting their defense was found by chance. They ultimately received $1.3M for wrongful imprisonment, less than 1/3 of their legal fees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
A newborn is triggered into its first breathe by contractions that reducing oxygen flow through the umbilical, which increases carbon dioxide. The increase of carbon dioxide causes acidosis which triggers the respiratory center of the brain, causing the baby to start using it's lungs. courses.lumenlearning.com…
Norway has the world's first Bicycle Escalator built on a long, uphill road to help tired cyclists (or parents with baby strollers), and encourage cycling in the city. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Twins are becoming more common than ever. Around 1915, 1 in every 50 babies born was a twin, a rate of 2%. The rate increased to 3.3% by 2010 (1 in every 30 babies born is a twin). Scientists believe that older woman tend to have more twins and couples tend to start families later nowadays. verywellfamily.com/increa…
Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, saved a baby's life whilst filming Carpool Karaoke. A hysterical woman approached the set screaming "My baby can’t breathe”, Kiedis calmly took the child and restored it's breathing through CPR. He then resumed filming the show. radiox.co.uk/artists/red-…
Donna Summer decided to cease any future performances of her 1975 hit "Love To Love You Baby" after some 5000 Italian men charged the stage as she performed the song, and then started rocking the trailer where she sought refuge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
The song "Hello Ma Baby" was nearly 60 years old when sung by the cartoon frog. It's the oldest known song to mention the telephone, and the first about a man falling in love with a woman he never met via technology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Today I learned of the Aquatots. In 1950, Bubba, aged 4, swam 22 miles of the Mississippi River while Kathy, aged 2, swam 5 miles. When their father attempted them crossing the English Channel, the British and French forbade it as child abuse. Later, the father bragged of their baby food diet and killed Kathy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqu…
Viagra is given to some premature babies to increase oxygen transport by widening the blood vessels, as their lungs often haven't developed enough to transport oxygen efficiently on their own moneyinc.com/20-things-yo…
The infamous T-Rex roar in 'Jurassic Parkβ€˜ was a composite mix of recorded vocals of a baby elephant’s squeal, an alligator’s gurgle, and a tiger’s snarl. filmschoolrejects.com/how…
In 1965 a machine was patented to deliver a baby using centrifugal force. The machine would spin you until the baby came out and it would be caught in a net. amusingplanet.com/2019/12…
Female wallabies are permanently pregnant throughout their adulthood. They have two uteruses and can conceive a new baby before birthing another. nationalgeographic.com/an…
In the European Spanish version of Terminator 2, the phrase "Hasta la vista, baby" was dubbed as "Sayonara, baby" to preserve its humorous nature among Spanish-speaking audiences. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Has…
Today I learned about the Devil Frog, or Beelzebufo ampinga, which was the largest frog to ever exist at ~16 inches and ~10 pounds. It preyed upon baby dinosaurs and had a bite force comparable to a lion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
The Greek God Cronus was eating his children in fear of them overthrowing him. His wife Rhea did not approve. When baby Zeus was born, she gave Cronus a rock wrapped in baby clothes. Later, the grown up Zeus along with his regurgitated siblings fought together against their father and won. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
A doctor in China used CRISPR to edit the genes of twin girls to be more resistant to HIV, creating the first genetically engineered "designer babies." The Chinese government sentenced him to to 3 years in prison for illegal medical practice. nature.com/articles/d4158…
Cheek dimples are a genetically transmitted abnormality of a muscle in the cheek. Also, almost all babies have cheek dimples because of so much fat in their cheeks which is required for suckling and causes facial depression. They disappear once the baby fat melts away. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
The first public performance of "Baby It's Cold Outside" was in a movie set in the summer and performed first by Ricardo MontalbΓ‘n, the actor who played Khan in Star Trek 2, and Esther Williams. Later in the movie, the gender roles of the "wolf and "mouse" are reversed for comic effect.http youtu.be/iImqdl7gsHY
Human babies have more bones than adult person. Babies have 300 bones while grown people have 206 bones. Most of which are made up of cartilages to help keep baby malleable, for ease passage during birth. Overtime as the baby grows; some of its bones will fuse together forming bigger bones. popsci.com/story/health/b…
Polish Catholic midwife StanisΕ‚awa LeszczyΕ„ska delivered 3,000 babies at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust in occupied Poland. She also smuggled false documents and food to Jews inside the ghetto as part of a growing Polish resistance. history.com/news/auschwit…
Scientists implanted mice brains with human brain cells and the mice became "statistically and significantly smarter than control mice." They then created mouse-human hybrids by implanting baby mice with mature human astrocytes. Those cells completely took over the mouse's brain. cnet.com/news/mice-implan…
In 2018, 3 people walked out of a Texas aquarium with a grey horn shark hidden in a baby stroller. When authorities arrived at a suspect's home, they were shocked to find the shark "continuing to thrive" in a tank very similar to the one at the aquarium. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Newborn babies prefer vanilla, garlic, and cinnamon flavored breast milk. waterwipes.com/us/en/comm…
Only 40 songs have ever reached diamond certification (11x platinum). "Baby Shark" is the only children's song to earn this designation. billboard.com/articles/co…
Biologists are still yet to confirm how baby eels are made. Much of their lifecycle has many questions. The general consensus is that adult eels migrate to the Sargasso Sea to spawn offspring, but only one adult eel has ever been found in open waters. Nobody has seen two eels mate. discovermagazine.com/plan…
The song Ice Ice Baby released in 1990 by Vanilla Ice was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. It was also written by him in 1983 at the age of 16. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
About "Elimination Communication" - a method of raising babies to not rely on the use of diapers. This method is relatively novel in industrialized countries where diapers are easily accessible, but obviously is still the norm in many non-industrialized countries around the world today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Today I learned about a woman with a rare genetic disorder who was born without a vagina. After giving her boyfriend fellatio, and then being stabbed in the abdomen, the "contents" of her stomach reached her uterus. 278 days later she gave birth to a baby boy. discovermagazine.com/the-…
Martin Couney ran infant incubator exhibits, in which premature babies were displayed to the public for 40 years. He didn’t charge the parents a penny, instead visitors paid 25 Cents to get in. This covered all the costs to run the facility. Many babies with no chances to survive were saved. bbc.com/news/amp/magazine…
A baby penguin was born without feathers in a Chinese zoo and was thus rejected by his parents, but the zookeepers found out he had digestion problems so they fed him by hand until he grew feathers and was reunited with his parents themarysue.com/bald-baby-…
During the 19th century, a Scottish missionary named Mary Slessor lived in Nigeria, where she helped end the practice of killing twin babies among the Efik tribe. The natives believed mothers who gave birth to twins were guilty of a sin and they accused them of procreating with an evil spirit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A "Power Ranger" has spent 2 hrs a day helping Tokyo subway riders lug heavy packages and baby strollers up the station stairs, as it has no elevators nor escalators. He said: "Japanese people find it hard to accept help, they feel obligated to the other person, so the mask really helps me out." nbcnews.com/news/world/ma…
On December 22, 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Today I learned of Georgia Tann, the 'baby stealer' who stole children from poor families and adopted them out to celebrities and rich families. Her practices resulted in the deaths of 500+ kids, but she normalized adoption in the USA. insider.com/georgia-tann-…
Birds have a mafia who lays their eggs in foreign nests. If the host removes the foreign egg from its nest, the mafia birds will punish them by destroying it and murdering the host's babies. After that, the hosts learn to not remove mafia eggs from their nest- instead, they raise them. mpg.de/10517426/cuckoo-ma…
A couple wanted to name their son 4Real, because after seeing an ultrasound image, they realised their baby was "for real". The couple argued that 4Real is the same as names like John Williams III, but the registrar didn't agree - so they registered his name as Superman, but will call him 4Real news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
Spain's stolen children scandal. Where around 300,000 babies were stolen from their parents for adoption. "Nuns and priests compiled waiting lists of would-be adoptive parents, while doctors were said to have lied to mothers about the fate of their children." bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-1…
Today I learned about Mike Warnke: An evangelical celebrity claiming to be a former satanist who sacrificed children and engaged in ritual orgies before finding Christ. It was revealed he made the whole story up and was blacklisted from megachurches for not actually sacrificing babies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
Baby giraffes use their butt as pillows tuftandneedle.com/resourc…
The woman whose voice is heard in the intro of β€œBaby Got Back” (β€œOh. My God. Becky, look at her butt”) is actress Amylia Rivas, who is black. king5.com/mobile/article/…
In 1991 a photographer asked a pair of parents if they could throw their baby over a gap between rocks for a photo shoot. The parents agreed, and four years later the shot became part of Patagonia's 1995 catalog. npr.org/2019/04/10/711031…
Sometimes premature babies and people that aren’t able to swallow are fed through their nose healthline.com/health/nas…
Kissing your baby can change your breast milk. waterwipes.com/au/en/comm…
, In Jan 2015 Masha a tabby cat from Obninsk, Kaluba Russia, rescued an abandoned baby from freezing to death by staying beside & give him warmth while continue meowing to alert human in the vicinity. It didn't took long someone hear & noticed and baby boy was saved & brought to a hospital. honesttopaws.com/masha-th…
Animals are smarter and more aware than we think. Certain animals have passed the mirror test, thus proving they can identify themselves. Note that babies under the age of 18 months are unable to do this consistently (50% success) however as they age, they improve progressively. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir…

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