The Creepy Oddly Detailed Pregnant Dolls of 19th Century Japan

In the 19th century, obstetric training in Japan was a completely different and slightly terrifying practice. Warning, those with doll phobias would do well to avoid this post.

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Japanese Company Offering 3D Printout of Your Fetus

Tired of simply showing off that flat black and white ultrasound of your unborn child? A Japanese company called Fasotec is taking 3D printing, ultrasound/MRI technology and general creepiness to a whole new level by offering a 3D resin mold of your gestating child for the low low price of $1,230.

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30 Weird and Wacky Condom Wrappers from Around the World

If hip-hop has taught us anything, it’s that rappers come in all shapes and sizes. The same goes in the prophylactic industry, where wrappers (of the condom variety) vary widely — some zanier than others.

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Women Keep Cutting Babies Out of Other Women’s Wombs

In the past six months two ghastly crimes have made headlines across the country involving women murdering pregnant women and cutting the babies out of their wombs.

Earlier this year 33-year-old Kathy Coy was in court on charges of murdering a young woman and cutting out her child with a drywall knife. Apparently Kathy suffered a miscarriage seven months prior and didn’t want to tell her husband and children. Realizing that eventually the secret would come out, Coy turned to Facebook where she met and lured 21-year-old Jamie Stice to her death.

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New Ultrasound Tool Plugs Into Your Smartphone

A new mobile ultrasound device hitting the market is able to plug directly into your mobile phone… just not any mobile phone you might actually own. Stupid government.

It’s taken the FDA so long to finally approve the MobiUS system–intended to be used in fetal, abdominal, cardiac, pelvic, and peripheral vessel imaging—that it only works with the two-year-old Windows Mobile 6.5-based Toshiba TG01 phone nobody bought in the first place.

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More New Mothers are Choosing to Eat their Placentas

Welcome to the burgeoning business of placenta cooking!

Though technically considered biohazardous waste by the medical community and disposed of after a birth more and more new mothers are asking for their placentas back. There’s no sentimentality involved though, don’t worry. They’re not going to keep them in a scrapbook somewhere. No, they’re just going to eat them.

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World’s Top Ten Strangest Pregnancies

Those of you who’ve had a baby might argue that any pregnancy is strange, but these in particular raise the bar for weirdness.

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The Stylish World of Pre-Teen Menstruation

According to a study published in Pediatrics last year, up to 15% of American girls get their first period (menarche) by the age of SEVEN. Due to state and federal  mandates I’m no longer allowed near most school yards and daycare centers. So I follow the news of the budding pre-teen menarche trend with a close eye. That’s why I was  surprised/shocked/excited to see that my dear friends at Kotex are marketing a new brand of pads called U by Kotex Tween. Packaged in a glittery box with hearts and stars on it, the pads themselves have stars and swirl patters printed on them in a “bold, bright style” according to it’s own sufficiently creepy website. Continue reading

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Parents of the Year!

Recently the father of “Jessi Slaughter”, the 12-year-old internet sensation best known for her YouTube interaction with 4chan members, dun’ goofed as he was arrested on suspicion of child abuse (full story here).  We’ve compiled a few other choice examples of excellent parenting and we’re pretty sure the consequences will never be the same.

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How Big is Your Grundle?

Insert lame “size does matter” joke here. Hardy-har-har.

A new study being published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives suggests a direct link between male fertility and the length of their grundles (excuse me, AGD). AGD or anogenital distance is the measurement from the anus to the underside of the scrotum. Men found to have a shorter than median length (52 mm) taints are seven times more likely to be sub-fertile. “The shorter the AGD, the more likely a man was to have a low sperm count.” Ouch.

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