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Old 06-10-03, 11:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Babies skull plates don't close until about 18 months, so yes, it is possible. The brain is one of the most nutritious parts of the body, and many animals instinctively know to eat the brain first - bears, for example, often eat only the brains of salmon and leave the bodies to rot.

However, the child could not breathe, or even twitch, without a brain. Not even for a few seconds. Brain death would be immediate with that type of injury, and any twitching would have stopped before the baboon had even dropped the baby. That statement makes the article suspect enough, without even the stupid supersticious witchcraft talk. That just puts the whole thing over the top.

That's my $.02, from a medical/Pagan/factual standpoint.

- Victoria :w
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