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What Happens When a Philosopher Explains the Miracle of Life to a Baby

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What can make melt your heart, make you cry, infuriate you, make you laugh, and make you question your life… all within one minute? Honestly, we’re not sure but a pretty accurate answer seems to be a baby!

Babies can be so unpredictable, in every sense of the word, and that’s probably why shows like America’s Funniest Home Videos are still running after almost thirty years. But as hilarious as they can be, babies are also incredibly intelligent and capable of so many interesting things! Just check out these interesting baby facts: [1-3]

  1. Babies can know where a sound is coming from just 10 minutes after being born.

  2. Babies can breathe and swallow at the same time until they’re 7-months-old.

  3. Babies are born with 300 bones – that’s 94 more than adults.

  4. Babies breathe almost twice as fast as adults (at 40 breaths per minute).

  5. Babies cry a lot but don’t actually shed tears for about three weeks.

  6. Babies have 10,000 taste buds – that’s three times more than most adults.

  7. Babies cry in their mother’s accent, which they pick up in the last three months of pregnancy.

  8. Babies are born with self-awareness that helps them differentiate between their bodies and other people’s bodies.

A Captivating Imagining of a Baby’s Mind

In a viral video, philosopher and National Geographic television host of Brain Games, Jason Silva, was caught explaining how miraculous babies are to, well, a baby!

Of course, we all know that the baby couldn’t really understand everything Silva was saying. However, if you watch the baby closely, you can see how hooked he was to Silva’s understanding of the miracle of life. Wide-eyed, smiling, stimulated, barely blinking, completely enthralled… it makes you wonder whether or not the baby will somehow remember that conversation when he’s older.


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Silva begins by humorously likening the baby to “a steak with a brain. Like… meat that grew up inside [his] mother.” Watch the rest of the 53-second video below:

If you want to know what you should and should not say to children, check out the two links below…

  1. A Psychologist Says Parents Should Do These 15 Things to Raise a More Confident Child

  2. The 5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids, Experts Say

[1] Thornberg, M. (2016, December 01). Weird and Interesting Baby Facts. Retrieved from https://www.babble.com/baby/interesting-facts-about-babies/

[2] A. (2018, August 07). Baby Facts: These 25 Amazing Facts About Babies Will Surprise You. Retrieved from https://www.momjunction.com/articles/truly-amazing-facts-about-babies_00389141/#gref

[3] Carriere, N. (2016, August 25). 10 Amazing Facts About Babies That You May Not Know. Retrieved from https://www.disneybaby.com/blog/10-amazing-facts-about-babies-that-you-may-not-know/


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