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Evidence that History is Weird: This Painting of 'Nature Forging a Baby'

By Meredith Carroll |


Check out a very WTF-y photo after the jump

History is just weird as it relates to babies and kids. People did weird things. Lots of weird things. No, really, lots of weird things. They wore weird things, too.

Take, for instance, this painting of “nature forging a baby.” It has something to do with death and “the role of nature in preserving species from extinction.” Whatever. It’s totally weird and utterly creepy.

See for yourself here. And if your kids ever need a single reason to be grateful they were born in the 21st century and not in, say, 1490, which is around when this painting was made, just show this to them:

Nature Forging a Baby


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Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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