"Bizarre baby born in Nepal"

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  1. iamhammill macrumors 6502

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    Read more here.


    Has anyone seen this yet? I haven't seen it on here yet, thought it deserved a post though.

    This stuff amazes me.
     
  2. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    OMFG......what the......??

    Gotta love how they put the word baby in Quotes!! "baby".....

    and "Nir Bahadur, the father, says he does not feel any remorse for the newly-born baby’s death"

    harsh man....

    and the pic of them parading the poor "baby" through the streets in what looks like a bed pan....again...what the???

    poor thing.
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    Why is the baby half the size of the adults standing behind it?

    Hoax.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Mmmm...it's probably worth reading the information on snopes.com....

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/medical/nepalbaby.asp

    It's not clear whether or not it's real... it's odd that no other news service has picked this up, even if it is in Nepal.

    As for them taking the baby through the streets in the pan... I don't think you should over-interpret it. They're Nepalese carrying out Nepalese customs with respect to death. They're not Americans. They have a right to do things in a way which seems sensible to them. To people in that part of the world, putting people in boxes and burying them in the dirt, instead of cremating them, seems like a very odd and unsavory practice. I know I was born in the United States, but because of my heritage, burial of bodies always creeped me out. But that's culturally relative. It's perfectly normal for Americans to do that.
     
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    Me too
     
  7. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    yeah the lips & mouth look little on the plastic/wax side of things.
     
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    Weird. I had a sudden swelling of pride knowing it was my school that had the information :)

    I don't want to sound like a monster but I can understand where the father is coming from. If this child were to live, you can only imagine the amounts of pain, both physical and emotional, that the kid would have to live with not to mention the emmence toll that it would place on the parents, both emotionally and financially.

    Think about the issues a kid with, say, Down Syndrome has. This is WAY past Down Syndrome.
     
  10. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Poor child. :(

    And the father didn't even care it died. What a loser. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I've seen weirder looking deformations in babies that were definitely not hoaxes, so I won't cry foul just yet. It does look a little "waxy" but then again it is allegedly a corpse we are looking at, so I would hardly expect a nice complexion...
     
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    Thats pretty crazy, and when i saw it i was like !!!!!:eek: :eek:

    However i do think it is mean that the father did not care that his son died, and that the news talked about him a a baby in quotes, seems mean.

    It looks big, really big for only being about 4lbs. ANd what is that cut on his stomach? looks like he was plastic and ripped.


    *I'll call him a male until it is proven as a fake just to be sure:rolleyes:
     
  14. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I agree with mkrishnan - look at the pics listed in the snopes article. Given those pics, and the descriptions in the article and links, it's not impossible that this is real.

    Sad, really, to learn of this rare birth defect. Even if the article in the OP is revealed to be a hoax, the condition is real.
     
  15. itcheroni macrumors 6502a

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    Am I the only one that thinks they could have put the baby down on purpose just to save a lifetime of problems for the family and him? If it's real, of course.
     
  16. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    In the second picture? C'mon iGary, you of all people around here should understand perspective. ;)
     
  17. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    did anyone read the wikipedia article on anencephaly? doctors in america, or anywhere, won't even TRY to save a baby with it because the baby is never conscious. it's born unconscious and without the ability to ever think or feel pain or anything. no one with this condition lives longer than a couple of days. 95% of mothers who find out about it terminate the pregnancy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anencephaly
     
  18. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    That is some wierd stuff, and that other link showing more pictures of the defect is even crazier. Sick stuff.
     
  19. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    ok... SERIOUS WTF THERE... i call it a fake.. looks like something out of star wars
     
  20. janey macrumors 603

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    i thought that was an april fools joke :( i first saw that on april 1st
     
  21. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    If it were real, the skin would look totally different, and the eyes probably wouldn't be open like that.

    I already knew of this birth defect. It's sickening that anyone would think to fake this. What incentive would they have?? :confused: :confused:
     
  22. vouder17 macrumors 6502a

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    Its real alright i am not sure what the disease/genetic disorder is called but i can tell you hat it is real. I will look up in my med books tomorrow, but this is definitely not fake.
     
  23. Oblivious macrumors 6502

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    Holy crap! It looks like a frog, or some other amphibian.:eek:
     
  24. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Disturbing images to be sure, but I feel the story is valid.
     
  25. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    :eek: <- my face when i saw the image
    and that's not bizarre that's "(insert iGary's word here)" weird ;)
     

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