Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes For 75…

FinnishbabiessleepincardboardboxesFinnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

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Back in 1948 Norman Robert Kolreg of Lewiston…

kolreg-smBack in 1948, Norman Robert Kolreg of Lewiston, Maine, became famous when he was able to walk upright (with some help from his mother) at the tender age of 5 days. Soon Mrs. Kolreg began exhibiting him to any curiosity seeker who showed up at her door. She even took out an ad in the paper, listing his scheduled performances. She didn’t charge an admission fee, but she did accept donations. Which led to criminal charges being brought against her, alleging that being exhibited was injurious to the child’s “life, limb and health.” The charges were dropped, but only after she agreed to stop making him perform. Reportedly, little Norman kept on walking — soon without any help from Mom.

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