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…
The Life expectancy number we know for the middelages includes the infant mortality, so 13th-century English nobles had 30 year life expectancy at birth, but when they reached the age of 21, they would normaly have a expectancy of 64. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lif…
Theodore Roosevelt's 1880 undergraduate thesis at Harvard was titled: "The Practicability of Equalizing Men and Women before the Law" which argued for women's rights, including property ownership, and argued that women ought to keep their birth names upon marrying. theodoreroosevelt.org/con…
Martin Luther King Jr was actually named Michael King Jr on his birth. His father, aptly named Michael King Sr, was a pastor and eventually decided to rename himself and his son to Martin Luther King Jr/Sr after becoming inspired by Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. history.com/news/10-thing…
A Florida Family Unknowingly Consumed Steak Fajitas Tainted With LSD. The Mother Was Pregnant and Gave Birth While Under the Influence. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
There is a traditional European custom called "telling the bees," where bees would be informed about important events like deaths, births, and marriages; and that if the bees were not properly informed people feared they would leave the hive, stop pollinating or producing honey, or die daily.jstor.org/telling-t…
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…
Today I learned of the tragedy of Love Canal, NY a town that was meant to be a dream community but was built on a toxic waste dump. The government ignored helping the families suffering from birth defects and health issues until a group of activist moms kidnapped 2 EPA officials for a few hours. wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_C…
The birth of JFK's sister Rosemary in 1918 was complicated by medical resources focused elsewhere during a pandemic. A nurse, trying to delay delivery for a doctor, held her mother's legs closed. When that failed, she reached into the birth canal and held Rosemary's head in place for two hours. marieclaire.com/celebrity…
For every older brother a male has, the odds of this male being gay increases by almost 50%. It's called the fraternal birth order effect and it's been confirmed in 2017 by biochemical evidence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Your probability of dying within one year decreases from birth and is at its lowest at around age 10; increasing every year from that point. ssa.gov/oact/STATS/table4…
Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee) was raised by John Astin (Gomez Addams from The Addams Family sitcom) But DNA paternal testing between John and two other men twenty-six years after Sean's birth -- John Astin was proven not to be Sean Astin's biological Father. news.amomama.com/189964-m…
Today I learned of Zoya Tuganova of Chelyabinsk Russia. She gave birth in Jan.1987, but her child got swapped with a baby from an ethnic Muslim Bashkir family. It took thirty (30) years before she tracked her biological daughter, who was raised in poverty by an alcoholic Mother & a Father who served jail time. siberiantimes.com/other/o…
In 16th-century England, the midwives' oath included not allowing the mother to falsely name the father of the child, not exchanging the child after birth, not using sorcery or incantations during the labour or delivery, and not dismembering the child or cutting or pulling their head off elizabethan.org/compendiu…
At the Altamont music festival, dubbed "Woodstock West", doctors were forced to send out an emergency call for thorizene, a sedative that mitigates the bad effects of hallucinogenic drugs. Also, while four deaths occurred - four births also happened, hence the overall attendance went unchanged. theguardian.com/theguardi…
The fig wasp grows a telescopic penis and inmediately impregnates his sisters after birth. The female wasps then have 48 hours to find a fig and lay eggs bedore dying. trendsmap.com/twitter/twe…
President Gerald Ford's birth name was Leslie Lynch King Jr. britannica.com/biography/…
In her nearly 70 year reign, the Queen has visited 116 countries in the world, but Greece is not one of them, despite her husband been born there. The reason is believed to be that Philip hates his birth country, because of how they treated his family over the years bbc.com/news/magazine-179…
Newborn giraffes are typically over 6 feet tall, weigh 220lbs, and will stand within 30 minutes of birth. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Kangaroos have three vaginas: two for carrying sperm to the uteri, and one to birth the joey; this allows for Kangaroos to be perpetually pregnant. discovermagazine.com/the-…
The three-toed skink is a β€œbimodally reproductive” species that can lay eggs or give live birth, and is the first known vertebrate to perform both in a single litter. reptilesmagazine.com/thre…
The tradition of Popes adopting a papal name started with Pope John II, who was named Mercurius at birth and thought bearing the name of a pagan god was inappropriate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
From 1984 - 1988, Spider-Man wore a black costume with a white spider design on his chest. The change to his iconic design was met with controversy. Years later, it was revealed the costume was an alien symbiote which, in turn, gave birth to Venom, one of Marvel's most popular characters en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was the first and only monarch born in the US. His father, King Mahidol Adulyadej, was enrolled in a public health program at Harvard at the time of his son's birth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhu…
Myrtle Corbin who was born with 4 legs, had two functioning sets of reproductive organs, and gave birth to 5 children carrying three on the right side and two on the left. It was reported she preferred intercourse on the right side. youtu.be/ng6t_Tj5tz0
A 60 years old Japanese Truck Driver found out he was accidentally switched at birth in 1953 at San Ikukai Hospital in Tokyo. His biological parents are rich family & the infant who took his place grew up to be the Head of a Real Estate company. Meanwhile he was raised by a poor single mother. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Zoologists use animal birth control to limit the population of certain animals wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildli…
The original French name for French Toast was 'pain perdu' or 'lost bread,' reflecting its use of stale or otherwise "lost" bread β€” which gave birth to the metaphoric term pain perdu for sunk costs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
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…
In 1942 the Canadian government sold the homes of Japanese-Canadians to pay for their own detention in camps during WW2. The majority were Canadian citizens by birth. Compensation in 1988 amounted to $21,000 to each surviving internee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
The youngest US Senator in history is John Henry Eaton in 1818 at 28 years, 4 months, and 29 days old despite the constitutional requirement that a person be at least 30. Apparently no one asked and in those times large families kept poor birth records. senate.gov/artandhistory/…
The nine banded armadillo always gives birth to identical quadruplets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
Yoko Ono had three miscarriages while married to John Lennon before she gave birth to Sean Taro Ono Lennon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Jon Bon Jovi's first professional recording (credited as John Bongiovi, his birth name) was "R2-D2, We Wish You a Merry Christmas," from the 1980 "Star Wars" Christmas album, "Christmas in the Stars." His cousin co-produced the album and owned the studio where Jon worked sweeping floors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Air conditioning caused various shifts in demography, notably that of the USA starting from the 1970s. Until 1970, the birth rate in the spring was lower than during the other seasons, but the introduction of air conditioning leveled out this difference at the end of the 20th century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
The area south of Berlin where the Tesla Giga Factory is being built was also the birth place in the 50s of a plastic material durable and flexible enough to be be used as car body for the iconic Trabant. bpb.de/geschichte/zeitges…
Women poop when they give birth. When a woman in labor β€œpushes”, she’s using the same muscles used to push out poo today.com/parents/pooping…
In the 80s, deaf Nicaraguan children with no prior sign language (or any true language) exposure were brought together to a deaf school, & started spontaneously making their own sign language, developing complexity & syntax. This gave linguists rare insight into the birth of human language. youtube.com/watch?v=pjtio…
The use of cakes to celebrate special events goes back to Ancient Greece, where moon shaped cakes were adorned with candles in the Temple of Artemis. It wasn’t till the Industrial Revolution that new techniques made them widely available and associated with the celebration of a child’s birth. hankeringforhistory.com/t…
Today I learned of Grace O'Malley, the pirate queen of Ireland. Folkore says that she once rallied her crew and successfully defended her ship from a pirate ambush an hour after giving birth at sea. rmg.co.uk/discover/explor…
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-…
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…
The birth date of Mariah Carey is either March 27, 1969 or March 27, 1970 but up until today the correct date is still unknown... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The slide guitar of the Blues and Country & Western's lap steel are both offshoots of a technique pioneered in Hawaii in the late 1800s. Hawaiian music was internationally popular by the early 1900s, greatly influencing the birth of both American genres. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Nan Britton claimed to have had an affair with US Pres. Warren Harding and gave birth to his daughter. She was ridiculed in court when she tried to sue for child support. In 2015, Ancestry.com confirmed that Britton was telling the truth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
The color of Siamese cats' fur is temperature sensitive. At birth, they are all white, but they develop dark patches (known as "points") on the colder parts of their bodies after a few weeks. Cats raised in colder climates have noticeably more points or are even completely dark. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sia…
When female African Social spiders give birth to their young, they produce a nourishing fluid, which they feed to them. In the end, the female will basically start to liquefy, and will use up almost all of her resources. When she is almost depleted, the offspring will crawl onto her and eat her. api.nationalgeographic.co…
During the Great Depression, a prominent attorney flipped $2 (inflation adjusted $31) into $100,000 ($1,500,000). He then proceeded to award the money to the woman who could give birth to the most amount of kids in the following decade. pyvt.com/3-of-the-most-su…
The lower left side of Sylvester Stallone's face (including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin) is paralyzed due to a nerve being accidentally severed during his birth, which gave him his signature snarling look and slurred speech. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syl…
In 1973, two babies [one from an identical twins & one from single birth] were accidentally switched at birth in Gran Canaria, Spain. The mistake was discovered 28 years later. A friend of one of the twins was working in a shopping center in Las Palmas, the other identical twin came in to buy. npr.org/2011/08/15/138993…

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