You know what's weird? Babies. They cry but don't produce tears; they can crawl before they can ... crawl. And they have MORE BONES THAN YOU! Learn more about these and other odd truths about newborn miniature humans.
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The most amazing thing I've learned about babies is that in the first 24 hours after they are born, their circulation completely changes. babies have a hole in their right atria of the heart, and all their blood doesn't circulate through the lungs. doesn't need to til after they start breathing air.
Baby feet and hands are WEIRD. all swollen looking, and the cheeks too, you'd think that it wouldn't just be giant wads of fat, but it totally is.
Ya know, not that I have ever stuck my fingers into a baby's mouth to squeeze the inside of the cheek or anything, cause that'd be weird. >_>
here's an interesting fact! so, many people make the joke that babies in the womb are technically parasites, robbing the mother of nutrition without the mother obtaining anything in return. however, babies DO help the mother! apparently, developing fetuses (which have high stem cell counts) will actually transfer some of those stem cells to the mother of she is injured during development. there are stories of pregnant mothers who heal much faster from otherwise long recovery processes, such as gash wounds. so babies protect their mamas!
One thing they omitted here that is interesting, human infants have a natural mechanism in their bodies that will convert stored fat directly into thermal energy. This is believed to be an evolutionary mechanism to prevent them from freezing to death on migratory journeys when the adults are relying on locomotion to maintain core body temperature, something the infants are incapable of.
LIES! It's just a clump of cells until it is born, and a strong independent womyn has every right to have the brain tissue violently sucked out of it. Who cares if "it" reacts to stimuli and pain, recognizes voices and can identify its own mother. It's not a baby!
Taken_Over Taken_Over this is probably troll bait but you know most abortions are very early in the pregnancy. And you cant just get an abortion right before birth in 22 states you cant get abortions after the 22 week or 5th month, but over 90 percent of abortions happen so early in the pregnancy that no surgery is done
They may be marvels but I'm wondering why they don't have any defenses. I mean, it takes years before they can efficiently move on their own and until they do, all they do is scream and poop. Compare that to any other animal and it's a wonder we didn't go extinct while we were still whittling sticks into spears.
Funny enough they seem to have a strange defense that most mammals have as well. Young mammals seem to be able to set off a feeling of sympathy toward their own as a way of encouraging protection. This may also explain why most mammals have a desire of protecting the young and even times where mammals adopt others, sometimes other kind of mammals.
We spend more time in utero on brain development. Hence why we have to work on other things on the outside. Plus our parents typically have the resources to get us to those developmental platforms, unlike herbavores who could be pray at anytime.
Babies are adorable! I keep remembering the time when my little brother had a friend come over and that friend had a little sister who was like one or two. I let her hold my teddy bear and she put it over her shoulder ans hugged it and everyone was like AWWWWWWWWW!
As a mother who has had 4 children, I can tell you babies will go for any human nipple, milk availability not required. When my children's father would have skin to skin time with our then infants, the babies would try to latch onto him... which is hilarious and from what I can tell, startling for a man lol!
I'm surprised you didn't mention the super grip newborns have. They can support their own weight, which is another thing that goes away pretty soon after birth. I think I read that it's a remnant from the days when humans still lived in trees and had thick fur, and newborns would ride on mommy's back by holding on. Monkeys do this.
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