From changing diapers to cleaning up vomit, human parents can have it tough, but at least they don't have to incubate their babies under their skin or liquify their own guts to feed their brood like these animal moms do!
In honor of Mother's Day in the United states, we've put together a list of moms that take parenting to another level.
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Hopefully nobody tried to buy their moms a present from the scishow store. It's nothing more than a bait-and-switch scam. They trick you with a picture of a nifty trilobite any sci-mom would be proud to show off to her friends, but after they get your money the scishow sends you a disgusting lump of rock that looks exactly like a dog turd. So disgusting you can't even give it away to kids who are fascinated with fossils. So never give scishow any money, they'll just rip you off.
I think that a crucial mother was missed from this list... No, not human moms, the Giant Pacific Octopus. I mean the mom spends weeks in a cave taking care of the eggs all by herself, doesnt eat anything, and then eventually dies from exhaustion, and then the babies, once they hatch feed on her. Isnt this also considered Matriphagy?
After having my kids it really made me think of just how awesome our bodies are to make and grow a little human. I don't think anything is more beautiful than seeing a mother (any mother) growing her baby inside her. I know I'm weird but I think it's amazing!
“Sponsored by Ms. Williard’s 6th Grade Science” - That’s so cute and an awesome teacher who gets her kids watching SciShow. I hope she’s not sponsoring it from her own funds, teachers already work so hard.
me: ugh why do human babies have to come out like that, can't they be already fully developed and functional?
me remembering elephants: uhh... never mind 9 months is a perfectly reasonable time thank you
Also a shout out to *EARWIG* mothers, who exhibit a VERY RARE maternal behavior for nonsocial insects!! Mom cares for her young from the time she lays the eggs until after a juvenile's second molt. The nymphs follow her like little puppies! They eat rotting plant material, so they're beneficial recyclers. I know it can be startling to see a brown creepy-crawly with several smaller whitish little versions of herself foraging through your garden, but please try to resist killing them!
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The little pills do the trick for more than two-thirds of men with Viagra protects the heart (ED). They also work for guys who simply need them for a short time to get their “confidence back,” says Michael Eisenberg, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University.