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Babies and Crayons…


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Myself 

By T.V. Antony Raj

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Newborn baby (Source: pregnancyandbaby.com)
Newborn baby (Source: pregnancyandbaby.com)

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Newborn babies are like the crayons in a new pack, perfect, identical except for their hues.

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Source: fakinit.typepad.com
Source: fakinit.typepad.com

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Soon, they become a bunch of sharp, pointed, and then ground down, blunt, distinguishable smudged stumps along with others.

Well, this is life!

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News: Mothers in Minneapolis Gave Birth to 19 Boys in 62 Hours


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“The U.S. birth rate dipped in 2011 to the lowest ever recorded, led by a plunge in births to immigrant women since the onset of the Great Recession,” says the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. 

Myself . BT.V. Antony Raj

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Baby Foster rests at the Amplatz Children’s Hospital less than 12 hours after being born on Monday, November 26, 2012. He came just three hours before the girl who broke the streak of nineteen consecutive boys, the longest the hospital has ever had. (Pioneer Press: Chris Cooper)
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In India, the law forbids the doctors to reveal the sex of a fetus before birth even to its parents. However, here in U.S. I do not see any such restrictions imposed on medical persons.

The University campus of the University of Min...
The University campus of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This year on Black Friday the university of Minnesota Medical Center in Fairview, Minneapolis, celebrated ‘Boys Friday’.

The hospital delivered 19 boys in a row in 62 hours from about 5 pm on Friday 23rd until 7:15 am on Monday 26th to the amazement of the hospital staff who said they have never seen or heard of such a phenomenon in their lives without a single girl born in-between.

Statistics

  • 19 baby boys totaling 363 inches, and 115 pounds.
  • The range of  babies’ weights spanned eight pounds from smallest to biggest.
  • The probability of 19 boys being born in a row, in any hospital happens to be 1:500,000 i.e.,  if we assume a 50:50 chance of having a boy or a girl being born, then this occurrence yields 0.5 to the power of 19.
  • For the month of November, the hospital has seen 106 boys delivered as opposed to 77 girls.
The baby girl who broke the streak, lies with four of the nineteen consecutive boys born at the Amplatz Children Hospital in Minneapolis on Monday, November 26, 2012. (Pioneer Press: Chris Cooper)
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The streak came to an end at 7:15 am. Monday with the birth of a baby girl named Ladan.

By the way, Ladan’s father Mohamed Guled happens to be the CEO of Dauus that manufacturers diapers.

“When I heard about the story I thought, ‘that’s amazing. Why don’t we give 3 months’ supply of diapers to all the mothers that had all those boys,” Guled said and kept his word.

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News: A woman gave birth to 11 baby boys in Surat, India.


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Look at this news from “INDIA TRIBUNE – A Weekly Journal for Thinking Indians!” Thursday, Jul 26, 2012.

Woman gives birth to 11 baby boys at once?

11 Baby boys

Mumbai: An Indian woman gave birth to eleven 11 kids baby boys few days ago. Resources have been told that few of them were test tubes babies but it really seems strange at once. It was also rumored that 6 were twins. Doctors were really surprised, shocked and glad to have successful delivery. Well it’s a blessing of God, who gives 11 baby boys to one woman. 21st century record of 2012 year, if the report is true.

Isn’t the above news a soup of ludicrous statements?  A blog that I am familiar with echoed the above news as follows:

Parsi Woman gives birth to 11 boys #Believeitornot

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ELEVENTH WONDER OF THE WORLD

A PARSI WOMAN GIVES BIRTH To 11 Baby Boys At ONCE at Surat Hospital.

Parsi woman

A 25-yr old Parsi Woman gave birth to eleven (11) baby boys on 6 Feb 2012. Doctors were really surprised, shocked and glad to have a successful delivery.

11 baby boys to one woman. 21st century record of 2012 year.

After a while, the website scrapped the post; perhaps they would have realized it was not true.

In fact, the photograph taken on 11/11/11 at the Nadkarni’s 21st Century Hospital & Test Tube Baby Centre in Surat shows the 11 babies born on that day placed side by side.

Here is the real, factual news published in Afternoon Dispatch & Courier on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

INDIA’S TEAM-11 ON 11-11-11Saturday, November 12, 2011

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11 Baby boys
INDIA’S TEAM-11 ON 11-11-11Hospital staff showing 11 babies born on unique date 11/11/11 in Surat on Friday

Moral:

Never believe anything fantastic because it WAS or IS printed.

Google any fantastic news before sharing. Delving a bit into the truth will not harm anyone.

July 20, 2012, 11:00 pm

I am thankful to a reader Ms. Sarika for enlightening me about Nadya Suleman, the so-called “25-year-old Parsi” pregnant woman.

Also here is a news I found in “Gossip Cop“:

Nadya 'octomom' Suleman - Gossip Cop

Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman (born Natalie Denise Suleman)  an American woman came to international attention when she gave birth to octuplets on January 26, 2009, in Bellflower, California.- six male and two female children conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF).

This revelation also helps to bring to light how any news can be twisted such as this American woman being imaged as “a Parsi woman.”

 

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