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February 19th, 2008 (05:08 pm)
amused

current mood: amused

via lietya:

Apparatus for Facilitating the Birth of a Child by Centrifugal Force

I was surprised to note that this was patented in 1965 and has not yet been used, to my knowledge. Granted, its use is not necessary among the "more primitive" people of the world -- so the patent description tells me -- who have developed all the necessary muscles for a swift and easy childbirth, presumably by laboring in the fields and so on. However, I know that on my very own friendslist I have several "more civilized" people whose jobs do not allow them great opportunity to "develop those muscles necessary in confinement". This device is for you. Look at the design! See how easy! They just sort of strap you into this giant piece of machinery, and then you go SPINNY SPINNY SPINNY WHEE WHEE WHEE!!! until the baby pops out! Dude, this sounds SO much more fun than a water birth. Who's gonna be the first one on my flist to try it?

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Posted by: Morgan (banshea)
Posted at: February 20th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)

1. I love Figure 3. I imagine that it would get along very well with the birthing illustration from that German sex ed picture book that's floating around the internet.

2. OMFG A NET.

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