1. A human baby has over 60 more bones than an adult.
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  2. A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his body.
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  3. From birth to toilet training, a baby goes through an average of 8000 diaper changes.
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  4. Babies are born with no bacteria in their bodies.
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  5. Parents of new babies miss out on 6 months worth of sleep in the first 2 years of their child's life.
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  6. Newborn babies can only see in black and white for a few months.
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  7. Breastfeeding a baby may reduce by 22% a woman's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study says.
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  8. Baby foreskins are commonly used in cosmetic treatments.
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  9. Neuroscientists believe babies don't dream for the first few years of their life.
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  10. As late as 1985, doctors believed babies didn't feel pain and conducted surgeries with no anesthesia.
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  11. More than 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in the U.S., due to their mothers' use of the drug during pregnancy.
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  12. Babies have three times as many taste buds as adults.
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  13. Premature babies are more likely to be left-handed, many studies suggest.
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  14. James Harrison has donated blood over 1,000 times saving over 2 million unborn babies from Rhesus disease.
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  15. Every 30 seconds, a baby is born with a birth defect in China.
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  16. Over 90% of women who learn that they are carrying a baby with Down Syndrome, will choose abortion over keeping their baby.
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  17. A baby was born in 2005 with a conjoined head that had no body. The head could blink and smile.
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  18. Babies are born with self-awareness which allows them to differentiate their bodies from other people's.
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  19. A 20-month-old baby became the youngest professional soccer player ever, after being signed up by a Belgian club.
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  20. Women who snore during pregnancy are more likely to have smaller babies, according to a study.
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  21. During pregnancy, if the mother suffers organ damage, the baby in the womb sends stem cells to repair the damaged organ.
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  22. Baby cages hanging out the window were used in America in the 1920s.
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  23. Brazil distributes women's breast milk around the country to babies whose mothers can't provide it for them.
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  24. Between 1838 and 1960, more than half the photos taken were of babies.
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  25. Every year, about a million girl fetuses are aborted and tens of thousands of girl babies are abandoned in China because of their one-child policy.
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  26. 1 in 5,000 babies is born without an anus opening.
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  27. A baby is born on its predicted due date just 4% of the time.
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  28. Germany, Denmark, Iceland and other countries have official rules about what a baby can be named.
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  29. A baby's brain can use up to 50% of the total glucose supply, which may help explain why babies need so much sleep.
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  30. The UK is the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies from the DNA of three people.
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  31. 60%
    of South Korean families use professionals to find a name for their babies.
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  32. In Japan, there's a 'Crying Sumo' contest, where wrestlers compete to see who can make a baby bawl first.
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  33. The birth rate for twins has increased 76% since 1980.
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  34. Noah and Emma were the most popular names in the U.S. for boys and girls respectively in 2014.
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  35. After an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City in 1985, nearly all newborn babies survived a collapsed hospital for 7 days without nourishment, water, warmth or human contact.
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  36. Two and a half times more Barbies are sold every year than babies are born in the U.S.
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  37. Babies remain calm twice as long when listening to a song as they do when listening to speech, according to a study.
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  38. Women undergoing abortion after 18 weeks gestation sometimes give birth to a fetus that may survive briefly. It happens in about 4 per 100,000 abortions.
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  39. About 5% of babies of both sexes can lactate.
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  40. Kissing a baby on the ear can make it go deaf because of a condition known as "cochlear ear-kiss injury."
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  41. A study found that nearly 16,000 American babies are born premature each year at least in part because of air pollution.
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  42. At birth, a baby's eye is about 75% of the size of an adult eye.
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  43. Breast-fed babies poop more than bottle-fed babies because breast milk is a laxative.
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  44. Babies cannot recognise themselves in a mirror until they are at least 18 months old.
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  45. 255 people are born every minute.
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  46. Breastfeeding actually changes the way a mother's brain works, making her more attuned to the child's crying.
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  47. In some remote Indian villages, babies are dropped from the tops of temples and caught by adults below—it's believed to bring good health.
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  48. Babies in Britain, Canada and Italy cry more than elsewhere, says an International study.
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  49. Babies who are not crawling by the time they reach nine months are more likely to suffer from learning and behavioural problems.
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  50. An unborn baby can taste what its mother is eating and develop a preference for the foods that she eats.
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  51. Newborn babies of both sexes can produce milk.
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  52. Hurricane Katrina caused an 85% reduction in the amount of babies named Katrina.
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  53. Babies have accents. French babies cry will end with a rising note, while German babies have a dropping note at the end of theirs. They pick up on this in the womb.
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  54. 20 babies born in Britain since WWII have been named Adolf.
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  55. Postpartum depression in fathers is very real: about 10% of men report symptoms of depression following the birth of a child.
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  56. Globally, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 years.
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  57. Illegal baby names in New Zealand include Lucifer, Christ and Messiah.
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  58. When a mom feels depressed, her baby's cells might feel it, too. At just 18 months old, young children can show biological evidence of added stress.
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  59. Slovenian-speaking babies learn the number 2 sooner than English-speaking ones.
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