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Melbourne's Federation Square has been taken over by an 11-and-a-half metre (37.5-foot) baby named 'Ping Pong' made by Australian artist Felipe Reynolds:



The artist wanted the baby to "incorporate everybody in it," he said, "I wanted it to not be white, not be black, not be female, not be male - just be as inclusive as possible, so everybody can relate to it."

According to the Fed website:

"Interaction is key to experiencing this unique inflatable. Through a camera rigged to The Atrium screen (operating between 7am – 10pm) members of the public will find themselves part of the installation. Upon interaction the frame will be flipped horizontally, so it looks like the baby is sitting on the ground and the visitors become the human mobile. On weekdays from 10am – 4pm, during the school holidays, play with the baby via 4 giant rattles (1.5 meters) based beneath the inflatable."



Well, I think we can all relate to it being creepy, if nothing else.


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On May 19, baby Zyla strapped into a set of skies (bolted together for saftety) and water-skied for over 600 feet. Her parents, both being professional barefoot water skiers and co-owners of the World Barefoot Center in Florida, were possibly the only two parents in the world who could make this sound like a good idea.

Take a look at their Christmas card this year for an idea of this family's passion for the water.

"Every year we do a Christmas card skiing, this year wasn't going to be any different;)"

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image baby adoption Indiana Just Started Installing Drop Boxes for Parents to Leave Their Babies In
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For the first time ever in Indiana, you can return your new baby to the proper authorities like a video rental (remember those?). America has "safe haven" laws which makes it legal for people to surrender unwanted children, as long as the baby is unharmed and given to the proper authorities or a hospital. 

These climate controlled boxes are meant to allow people to drop off their kid anonymously, knowing that it will be taken care of by emergency services who will arrive within minutes of an automatic alarm. 



It's a controversial issue, with some people questioning how safe it would be to leave a baby in a drop box for several minutes alone. Other people are just glad that babies who might otherwise have been left where they wouldn't get help will be able to have a safe spot to wait for a pickup by a medical professional. 

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There's a tradition, especially in New Orleans, to have a King Cake during Mardi Gras. It's a festive cake with a small, plastic baby hidden inside which will bring you luck if you find it. This tradition has translated into the horrifying King Cake Baby, a mascot brought out around Mardi Gras season by the New Orleans Pelicans.


via @PelicansNBA

This is coming from an NBA team who recently gave their year round mascot "plastic surgery" to make his face a little less scary.


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Tracey Thompson (54-years-old) just gave birth to her granddaughter in North Texas after acting as a surrogate for her 28-year-old daughter, Kelly McKissack.

Doctors from the Medical Center of Plano say that the McKissack's went through multiple infertility treatments, and also suffered through three miscarriages.

The McKissacks agreed to name the baby Kelcey, which is a combination of the mother's and grandmother's name. Tracey and Kelcey are reported as doing well.

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Pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton shares a secret of the trade in how to calm a crying baby.  He suggests that you hold them at a 45 degree angle and shake, shake, shake their booty.  

Who knows why it works? Maybe the baby is too confused to cry any more when someone suddenly starts wiggling their butt around. If you're a parent of a newborn, this video may be lifesaving. Even if you're not it's worth the watch for the calming ambiance and adorable, tiny humans. 

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When the Duggars aren't counting their kids or fighting against marriage equality and then being caught in a sexual assault and infidelity scandal, there are thinking up unique baby names.

Jessa Duggar Seewald and her husband Ben Seewald have named their newborn baby...wait for it...

Spurgeon.

In a video posted on the Duggar family YouTube channel, the proud parents explain that the name is taken from a pastor who's teaching have influenced them.

How wholesome.

Urban Dictionary has a slightly different meaning for Spurgeon.

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When a proud mother uploaded a short video of her baby dancing to YouTube in 2007, she probably didn't expect it to become a lightning rod for copyright law.

Stephanie Lenz's children were just jamming out to Prince, a harmless representation of proud motherhood. Universal Music Group saw it as something different — using their music without paying for the rights.

According to Eff.org

The Prince song "Let's Go Crazy" was playing on a stereo in the background of the short clip. Universal Music Group sent YouTube a notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), claiming that the family video infringed the copyright in Prince's song. EFF sued Universal on Lenz's behalf, arguing that Universal abused the DMCA by improperly targeting a lawful fair use.

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that copyright holders like Universal must consider fair use before trying to remove content from the Internet. It also rejected Universal's claim that a victim of takedown abuse cannot vindicate her rights if she cannot show actual monetary loss.



Basically the Ninth Circuit court told copyright holders to slow their roll with all of the cease and desist notices that have plagued YouTube videos. The opinion states reminds these hyper lawyers that there is a legal doctrine called 'fair use' which allows the usage of copyrighted material without paying for the license for things like research, teaching, news reporting and sharing a video of your cute kids dancing to a song.

TL;DR A high court told copyright lawyers to calm down.

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It's been a downer of a day on the Internet so far, so how about we take a break and watch this simply adorable woman learn learn that her son and his wife are having a baby.

It was filmed by the dad-to-be's brother Sunny Singh, who has quite the eclectic YouTube page, not usually featuring such wonderful things.





Her reaction is completely classic and lends itself so easily to gifs.



Singh talked to Buzzfeed about planning on filming the announcement:

I mostly film hardcore punk bands, weddings, and political protests, but I've been filming my mom being her lively self ever since I first picked up a camera. I caught wind of my brother and sister-in-law's pregnancy before they told my parents and I knew I had to be ready to document their response. Knowing my mom, I had a feeling she would react like this. Not filming it would be a huge oversight on my part!



After this, he may just have to record his mom reacting to things.



Watch it and have a lovely day.

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Newborn of the Day: Couple Takes Baby Pictures with Their New Dog to Get Their In-Laws to Shaddup About Kids Already


You know when you're in-laws/parents/everyone won't stop asking when you're going to have a child? 

That's just how Matt and Abby felt, so they thought they would respond with this tongue-in-cheek, yet still SUPER ADORBS, photoshoot

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You can stop what you are doing right now and spend the rest of your day watching this infant orphan bear cub named Mike roll around in a pile of sheets.

The four-week-old bear cub and his brother Ike were brought into the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge three weeks ago after their mother was shot by a hunter in self-defense.

Unfortunately, Ike also died last week after being rescued, but Mike is doing well, according to the Woodlands, and he will be with them until March before he is hopefully placed into foster care of another mother bear.

Until then you can watch Mike's progress here 24/7.

"If he is not in view, he will re-appear shortly," the Woodlands says. "We are not responsible for bodily functions that may happen between feedings. Please 'bear' with us."

They are also accepting donations to the center on their site.

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A thick pane of glass is all that stands between this female lion and lunch.

Zari, a 7-year-old African lioness at the El Paso Zoo, was captured on video "playing' with this kid back in December.

She is either really fascinated by children, or she really wants to eat them.

The zoo says the animals are just curious, and that the glass is definitely strong enough to protect anyone from harm, so there isn't anything to worry about here.

"When some of our lions see little kids, it seems like it calls attention to them and they want to check them out," a zoo spokesperson told TODAY.com. "She was just trying to play, and the baby was so close. The baby is safe behind a really thick window, which is made so that visitors can see the animals up close."

But lion expert Craig Packer told The Daily Mail that the beasts like to play with babies before eating them.

"Predators generally treat calves/fawns/babies differently from adults because they are such easy prey; there's no real chance of escape, so what's the hurry?" he said.

Yup, she just wants to check him out… with her teeth.

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Landon just can't seem to wrap his little head around this one.
Sitting between two identical twin babies, this kid is all like… WTF? How is that possible?
Imagine what it's going to be like when he sees "The Shining" for the first time.
The Shining

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What's Better Than a Day of Costumes? A Month of Costumes!

Noah's family is dressing him in a different costume every day right up until Halloween. Follow his adventures here.

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Just check out what Charlie learned this time to surprise little baby Laura.