28th November 2011
The 6-kilogramme (13-pound) boy was born at Berlin’s Charité hospital to a 40-year-old, 240-kilogramme (528-pound) woman who also had gestational diabetes and most likely a metabolic disorder, according to doctors.
Women suffering from untreated gestational diabetes – when a pregnant woman who doesn’t previously suffer from diabetes has excessively high blood sugar – tend to produce particularly overweight babies.
Presumably they considered — and rejected — a more traditional European name, like ‘Pogrom’ or ‘Holocaust’.
The boy will join nine brothers and four sisters – four of which had birth weights of more than five kilograms.
And doesn’t that bode well for the future. They could easily afford to lose a few as suicide bombers.
As always, the comments are the best part.