Monday, May 07, 2012
The common behaviours between a baby and a shark.
1) Shark eats EVERYTHING.
When they open a shark's stomach, they find everything from fish, to tires and car's number plate. Basically a shark will eat everything....and..so will a baby.
My baby tries to eat all inclusive of his grandmother, his toys, my coffee table, his father's sofa, his play cot...etc. I had managed to confiscate from his mouth such things as tissue, paper pamphlet, thread...I could not even contemplate the things that he managed to swallow when I am not around...Thank God for the small sized gobbler hole, so only small items can go thru. :)
2) Shark can strike very fast.
A shark swims (you would seem like without a purpose) slowly, and then suddenly with a swish of its tail, it would get a fish in its mouth.
So would a baby, well.....except for the poor fish. You would do something and at the same time monitoring a baby. The baby seems playing sedately with a toy, when you turn your head to pick up something and then suddenly, the baby is not where he was playing. He is already zooming across the room to play with the (taboo) handphone that you are currently charging.
3) Shark bites.
Baby bites...hands, fingers, nose, toes...EVERYTHING!!! Also inclusive of those items that would elicite you to say..."Ewwww! Gross!!".
4) Nose's sensitivity.
Scientific research shows (written by scientists that still have hands) that a shark will be in entranced mode when you push against the tip of its nose. This is due to the tip of the nose is full of sensitive nerves that when you push it, the shark's brain will get an overload.
I noticed that when I touch babies nose, they will usually also be put into kinda entranced mode where most of the baby will be cross eyed (watching ur finger on the tip of his/her nose) and then followed by a huge grin or worst, giggling!!
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.