Jacob Barnett is a child prodigy from Indiana who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. At only the age of 3, he explained why the moons around Mars are not round. Jacob Barnett is good at physics and has been able to do so since a young age, having completed all high school math by the age of 10, working on his Master’s in quantum physics by the age of 13, and being accepted into Canada’s Perimeter Institute For Theoretical Physics by the age of 15. Here he is giving a TED Talk at the age of 14, telling the audience they should “stop learning and start thinking.”
A Polish midwife, responsible for delivery of over 3,000 children in Auschwitz, marked them with a ‘tattoo’ that would not be recognized by the SS guards, hoping that in the future it would be possible to recover these children.
44 years ago today, 13 year-old “Genie” was discovered after 12 years of isolation by her father and had the mental capacity of a 13-month old child.
In 2012 a 6-year-old girl threw a temper tantrum so extreme she was handcuffed and taken to jail from her kindergarten class.
Children will regrow the tip of their finger if it is cut off.
Lawmakers in Spain are advancing a measure that would make children under the age of 18 take, “co-responsibility in caring for the home and performing household tasks regardless of age and gender.”
In 1955 a six year old boy incredibly fought off a starving cougar while his friend ran for help taking 45 minutes before finally finding an adult who believed him.
In 1971, 80 percent of third-graders walked to school alone. By 1990, that measure had dropped to 9 percent, and now it’s even lower.
If a child wants something bad enough, they can momentarily forget how big their body is compared to other objects. It’s called “scale error” and it can cause them to think they can fit into toy cars, for example.
In 1910 two young boys (6 and 10) took a trip from Oklahoma to Manhattan on horseback completely alone.