In the months before his sudden death, former Mythbuster Grant Imahara built a fully animatronic Baby Yoda. Having spent 3 months of his personal time designing, programming, and 3D printing the project, he intended to bring it to hospitals to cheer up sick children. nerdist.com/article/grant…
The babies of rats that were exposed to marijuana during pregnancy took longer to learn than rats whose mothers weren't exposed. The offspring were trained which lever to press to get a reward. If the correct lever changed, babies whose mothers were exposed took significantly longer to adjust. seattletimes.com/seattle-…
Polar bears and grizzly bears can have babies and they are called pizzly bears! northamericannature.com/w…
A baby elephant struck by a motorbike while crossing a road in Thailand survived after an off-duty rescue worker performed CPR on it. The man had worked in rescue for 26 years and performed dozens of CPR attempts on humans, but the elephant was the first victim he had ever managed to revive bbc.com/news/world-asia-5…
Baby owls sleep down on their stomach because their heads are too heavy. They do that until they are large enough to sleep upright. mymodernmet.com/baby-owls…
In France and many Hispanic countries, instead of the Tooth Fairy a little mouse is said to replace the lost baby teeth of children from under their pillow with coins. wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Li…
A mother realized that her twin boys had two different fathers. Following a DNA test, the couple learned that the babies were actually from two different fathers and the mother then revealed she had a previous one-night stand, Vice reported. insider.com/woman-has-chi…
A 2004 Study found that pregnant women who ate lots of chocolate had reduced prenatal stress, and their babies at 6 months old had a more agreeable temperament than pregnant women who ate no chocolate. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
Today I learned about practice babies. In the early to mid 1900s, orphaned babies were lent out to college home economics programs where they were taken care of entirely by groups of students in order to learn child-rearing skills. stitcher.com/show/stuff-y…
The young obese man on the cover of Fatboy Slim's 'You've Come a Long Way, Baby' album is a photo from the 1983 Fat People's Festival in Danville, Virginia, but the man in question has never been identified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
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…
In 2017, a baby was born 4 years after his parents died in a car crash. The grandparents fought a legal battle to be allowed to use the couple's embryos, which had been frozen in liquid nitrogen, and after the birth, all 4 grandparents took DNA tests to establish that the baby was their grandson bbc.com/news/world-asia-c…
In 1887, an article appeared in London newspapers about a young man holding a baby on a train, and to the horror of watching commuters he started to scream at it and beat it against a door frame. People tried to stop him, but they discovered it was a rubber prank baby after he left the train. hoaxes.org/weblog/comment…
Cannabidiol (CBD), derived from Cannabis, may help treat schizophrenia. Pregnant rats were treated to cause symptoms of schizophrenia in their offspring. Half of their male babies were given CBD for 3 weeks. Their social and memory deficits were reduced compared to their untreated siblings. nature.com/articles/npp20…
Chinook would flatten their heads as babies with a board lewis-clark.org/article/1…
The human pregnancy cycle is officially 10 months (40 weeks) instead of the commonly stated 9 months. Since doctors start counting on the week after the last known menstrual cycle (two weeks before conception is possible), it is really 38 weeks. Babies born before 37 weeks are flagged premature. betterhealth.vic.gov.au/h…
In the Breaking Bad episode Ozymandias, baby Holly crying "mama" in the gas station bathroom following her abduction by Walt was an unscripted fluke that Cranston just rolled with. In that moment, Walt was supposed to look at Holly and realize on his own that he should return her to Skyler. vulture.com/2013/09/rian-…
Today I learned about the β€œBaby Scoop Era” of ~1945-1970, where there’s a spike in newborns surrendered for adoption by unwed mothers, as unwed mothers were considered unfit. Over 4 million newborns were surrendered for adoption during this period, the peak year in 1970 (89,200). babyscoopera.com/home/wha…
Britain's nuclear industry was involved in a top secret international operation to steal dead babies for up to three decades theguardian.com/uk/2001/j…
Commercial American baby foods are tainted with dangerous levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury oversight.house.gov/sites…
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…
At birth babies eyes aren't developed enough to perceive colour or depth, it usually takes about 6 months for their vision to reach adult levels. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
While they do cry, newborn babies don’t shed tears until sometime after about one month old. That’s because they only produce enough tears to keep their eyes moist. So there are no extra tears to roll down their cheeks. cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/…
I learned that Ratoncito PerΓ©z, or El Raton de Los Dientes takes the baby teeth of children in Spanish countries and leaves a gift as opposed to the Tooth Fairy who is only completing a financial transaction. petslady.com/article/rato…
Quokkas don’t throw their babies at predators like the rumors said. Instead, the mothers will make their kids lay writhing and hissing on the ground to attract predators (while they escape) africacheck.org/fact-chec…
Paul McCartney wrote the melody to the song "Yesterday" before the lyrics. He used placeholder lyrics for the song, titled "Scrambled Eggs" instead: "Scrambled eggs/Oh my baby how I love your legs/Not as much as I love scrambled eggs". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes…
Argentina and Chile sent pregnant women to Antarctica to have their babies there. All to strengthen their claim on the continent. iceberg.co.nz/world-recor…
Newborn baby girls can experience a "mini-period" due to the withdrawal from their mother's estrogen sheknows.com/health-and-w…
The identity of the cooing baby on Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody?" is a mystery. The sample was recorded in 1964 for a sound effects compilation, but the label didn't keep a paper trail, and the engineer who recorded it doesn't remember who the baby was daily.redbullmusicacademy…
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 pregnant mother with twins lost one fetus in the first trimester and the other developed a coccyx tumor the size of a fetus that was killing it. Doctors removed baby LynLee from the womb, cut off the tumor, then put her back in the womb and she was β€˜born again’ healthy 12 weeks later. cnn.com/2016/10/20/health…
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…
A couple from Sweden tried naming their baby BRFXXCCXXMNPCCCCLLLMMNPRXVCLMNCKSSQLBB11116 world-traveled.com/worldw…
Pregnant women have a third labor after the baby is out. Then the woman pushed out the placenta attached to umbilical cord. This is known as placenta delivery healthline.com/health/pre…
Actor Verne Troyer, known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, began his career as the stunt double for the infant character "Baby Bink" in John Hughes' film Baby's Day Out (1994) wikipedia.org/wiki/Verne_…
Some birds form crΓ¨ches, a "daycare system" where baby birds separate from their parents and form a group supervised by a few adults, allowing their parents to go forage for food. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Giant Panda's have extremely tiny babies, only 1/900th the size of an adult Panda. In the wild, if the mother has twins, she will usually abandon the weaker baby because she can only raise one at a time. In captivity, staff will rotate the babies between the mother and incubator every few hours. bbcearth.com/blog/?articl…
Quokkas can purposely let their babies fall out of their pouch to distract predators worldatlas.com/articles/d…
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…
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…
In 2020, conservationists captured the first images of Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria, proving that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing. Cross River gorillas are notoriously difficult to capture on camera and no images had captured multiple infants ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/rare-…
Today I learned about Rattlesnake Kate, a Colorado woman who slaughtered 140 rattle snakes with a .22 and a "No Hunting" sign to save her baby. Afterwards, she made herself a dress, shoes and a belt from the snakeskins. greeleymuseums.com/a-girl…
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…
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-…
In the 1930 in London children where put in "baby cages" hanging from the windows so they can get healthy fresh air. goodhousekeeping.com/life…
In the early 20th century there were baby alligators in the Boston Public Garden. They were fed live rats and mice by local residents en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
In the 1940s-60s, Melbourne's Sun Theatre cinema had a pram room, where babies in their prams were placed and given a number. If a baby started crying, its number was flashed on the screen to alert the parents en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
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…
King Alfred the Great of Wessex began uniting the kingdoms of England into a single nation in the late 800’s. One of his key achievements was stemming the onslaught of Viking invaders from Denmark. Alfred is presently the most popular name given to baby boys in Denmark. nameberry.com/popular_nam…
An EEG scan of a one-year-old baby's brain waves can predict that baby's IQ at age 7 psychnewsdaily.com/babys-…

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