My friend Elizabeth McQuern – who produces Chicago Underground Comedy - just had a baby. Like any new mother, she’s got curious questions about her infant. So she recently hit Google hoping to find out whether or not babies have growing pains, but she ended up instead finding the key to unlocking a whole treasure trove of hilarity. The auto-fill result that popped up after she’d typed only “do babies have” is the first one below, and it set me off on a quest to discover what other ridiculous auto-fill results might be out there in the world of baby-related searches:
do babies have gills
I mean, do they, though? (No, they definitely don't.) And, it turns out, they don't have growing pains, either. GROWTH IS GOOD, EVERYBODY. It makes you feel good! Babies do also have kneecaps, FYI. Via HowStuffWorks: "Although it doesn't show up on X-rays, your baby does in fact have kneecaps. They're just not bony kneecaps. At birth, these kneecaps are still cartilage, and remain so for a few years. So all those spills and falls your toddler is taking aren't going to be knee-breakers, just sponge-compressors. By the time your child is anywhere from 3 to 5 years old, those cartilage plates will have fully ossified into big-kid kneecaps, made of real bone."
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