Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Today I typed in "The average baby" unearthing the following curious tidbits:

The average baby generates a ton of garbage every year. The average baby in the United States will eat approximately 600 jars of baby food. How much does the average baby elephant weigh? Answer About 500 lbs. The average baby boomer has been playing SCRABBLE for 21 years and Trivial Pursuit for 14 years. The average baby cries for 51 days solid in the first year of his or her life, according to a new study What's the weight of the average baby born in the United States? 6lbs. 5 oz The average baby looses 8% of birth weight during the first week and then regains it by 2-3 weeks. The average baby requires ten diaper changes a day By 9-10 months he will begin to creep or crawl and the average baby will have grasped the concept of object permanence. The average baby adds about a pound and a half between 35 and 40 weeks of gestation. This rapid growth slows after 41 weeks of gestation as the baby begins to outgrow the placenta.

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