Ah, the miracle of life. At one point, all humans on earth were just two separate cells inside two separate people. And with the help of romance or sometimes even happenstance, a fully formed human is formed.
We all know that we all come from a sperm cell fertilizing an egg cell, and then 9 months later, we’re pushed out of our mother’s body. But what goes on in the 9 months we’re in there? What did we look like? What did we do? Did we just sleep all day? Were we able to see and hear and feel and think?
How does a baby go from two separate cells to a fully-formed human?
In this video, you’ll be able to see the miracle of life in 3D. It starts off from the point of view of sperm cells looking for the egg. And then one lucky swimmer successfully fertilizes the egg cell, which then blocks off all the other sperm cells. The fertilized egg then travels through the Fallopian tube towards to uterus where it attaches itself as it forms into a blastocyst.
By the fourth week, the blastocyst develops into an embryo. At this point,the woman will be able to detect the pregnancy via a pregnancy test. Then by the fifth week, the embryo starts to look like a tiny tadpole with a beating heart.
Gradually, the embryo’s limbs start to form and he/she will start to form a face. Keep in mind that at this point, the baby is still the size of a jelly bean, but by the 10th week, the baby will then be officially called a fetus.
By the 16th week, the mother might start to feel the baby moving around or kicking. During this time, the baby might be able to smile, yawn, hiccup, too!
By the 20th week, the gender of the baby can be determined via an ultrasound. At this point, the pregnancy is halfway done, and the fetus still has a lot of growing to do!
By the 25th week, the baby will now learn to do finer movements like wiggling their toes and feet. The baby will also be finished forming their organs for hearing, and this is when they can start to hear and recognize their mother’s voice.
By the 30th week, the baby’s bones will start to harden. Gradually, the fetus will start to look more and more like a baby. By the 33rd week, the baby will continue to grow, gaining nearly a half pound each week until birth.
In the next week, the baby will start to move his head downwards in preparation for the birth. By the 37th week, all fetal development is complete, and it’s just a matter of waiting for the baby to come out and meet the world!
Watch the video here:
What Do People Have for Breakfast in These 25 Countries?
Check out what these 25 countries typically have for breakfast!
The most important meal of the day is breakfast. In this fast-paced world, a lot of people tend to skip breakfast just to avoid being late for work! But when you think about it, what people have for breakfast has a lot to say about their country's culture.
So despite the fact that a lot of us tend to miss breakfast, here's a look at what other people from all over the world are having for breakfast. Who knows, this might inspire you not to miss the day's most important meal!
United States: Eggs, pancakes, and bacon. Or if they're in rush, it's usually just cereal!
Turkey: A LOT! Bread, cheese, butter, olives, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, jam, honey, kaymac (clotted cream), sucuk (spicy Turkish sausage), and Turkish tea.
Scientists Confirm That Dogs Do Understand Human Speech
If someone ridicules you for talking to your pooch, go share this research with them.
If you own some dogs, then you already know that talking with them is pretty normal. Whether our furry friends understand you or not, however, is something most of us aren’t entirely sure about.
Well, until now.
A recent study by researchers from Hungary’s Eötvös Loránd University is telling us that our pet pooches understand our words more than we thought.
In Hungary, researchers from Eötvös Loránd University told us that dogs understand human language better than we thought.
Can You Really Plant False Memories into Someone’s Mind?
Apparently, you can, and this “memory hacker” explains how it’s done!
Self-proclaimed "memory hacker" Julia Shaw just came out with a new book called The Memory Illusion and in it, she describes how false memories can be placed in people's minds, which can sometimes lead to false police confessions, and even detailed accounts of being abducted by aliens.
Julia Shaw, author of The Memory Illusion, is a "memory hacker."
Shaw explains that memory is a network of brain cells that stretch across different regions of the brain. As it gets updated, it can also be manipulated. For instance, some people claim to remember details from when they were toddlers, but's that's actually a false memory. At that age, our brains aren't even developed enough to store memories. Instead, what we think we remember is caused by stories people told us, alongside photos related to the event.