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The world’s heaviest baby

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 13, 2012

Ten Stone Baby is a British Pathe newsreel from 1935 that shows three-year-old Leslie Downes, a child so heavy that he is unable to walk. The video quickly turns surreal with the chipper atta-boy tone of the announcer playing while the boy scrambles for a chocolate bar that someone is dangling over his head.

Not sure what, but this is a metaphor for something.