Back in the day, a woman would tell her husband that she was knocked up by saying “the rabbit died.” Many bunnies sacrificed their lives to confirm the pregnancy of countless women…
“Around 1927 it was discovered that if you injected the urine of a pregnant woman into a rabbit, there would be corpora hemorrhagica in the ovaries of the rabbit. These bulging masses on the ovaries could not be seen with out killing the rabbit to inspect the ovaries, so invariably, every rabbit died, even if the woman wasn’t pregnant. The phrase, “The rabbit died,” came to be a euphemism for a positive pregnancy test after the late 1920 and early 1930s.”
Thankfully there have been many scientific advances and this process has been retired. But did Camila Alves – Matthew McConaughey’s baby momma – get the memo? I hope so…but I think she and everyone around her would have confirmation of her knocked-up-ness by just one look at her growing baby bump. So this rabbit must instead be intended as another family pet. Hopefully the bunny will get along with their dog and pet parrot. But at least the rabbit this time didn’t die.
Source – Celebrity Baby Scoop