Five Links for Looking, Volume 8

1. This baby is wearing a geodesic hairnet.

Photo of a baby with dozens of what appear to be electrodes attached to his head.

Researchers at the Uppsala University Babylab in Sweden are trying to identify normal behavior in infants so that unusual behavior, namely symptoms of autism, can be diagnosed at an earlier age.

Read the news article, Baby Brains and the Mystery of Autism, or visit the sparce (but thankfully in English) Babylab website.

Photo of three 80-year-old balding triplets who still look very much alike. They are toasting the camera with wine glasses.

2. Britain’s oldest identical male triplets turned 80. Aren’t Idwal, Morgan and Ivor cute? But Alice, Doris and Gladys are the oldest triplets irrespective of gender.

Photo of a toddler sitting on an accordion-like metal chair that has boosted him up to table height for eating a meal.

3. The All-Purpose Aluminum Chair is an accordion-like highchair, stroller and TV seat, circa 1957. Your baby sits in a special TV seat, right? Here’s the patent application with the official title: Combination High Chair and Vehicle.

4. People In Order is a video featuring 100 people, age 1 to 100, beating a drum. It’s from the Portable Film Festival. Also don’t miss the short film, The Young Girl.

Photo from the children's movie The Neverending Story.

5. Eight kids’ movies that lied to us, [page one and two], is an edgy article from Cracked Magazine.

Photo of a very ugly teddy bear that has been turned inside out, had its stuffing removed and then propped up in a seated position.

6. Bonus link: the Bears photo project takes an artsy look at teddy bears turned inside out. Just don’t try this at home. Chances are that when you try to restuff your wife’s favorite extra-large panda from her childhood you’ll find it’s filled with one million tiny foam pieces that will take two weeks to meticulously pick off the panda skin by hand. And whatever you do, stop your wife from trying to shortcut the process by tossing the panda skin in your clothes washer, thus spreading the mess everywhere while not appreciably making the panda any cleaner. I’m just saying…

Some links above via social networks (Digg/Reddit/Fark).

See previous: more linky goodness.


3 Responses to “Five Links for Looking, Volume 8”

  1. Tiff @ The Shopping Fund says:

    That first one was very interesting since my son is autistic. But i love the last one too!

    January 24th, 2008 at 9:46 am

  2. My Boaz's Ruth says:

    Man, my baby would NEVER stand for all those things on his head. He even swipes at just his hat!

    January 24th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

  3. meta-DAD says:

    Great stuff, thanks.

    January 30th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

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