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AthleTitti: You Are the Jungle Gym
2 years ago

AthleTitti: You Are the Jungle Gym

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AthleTitti Success

This ROFLWTF moment is brought to you by Atsushi Shiraishi at the Tama Art University. When you’re a father, you want to be your child’s everything, and what better way to do that than by being your child’s EVERY-F***ING-THING?

That’s why the AthleTitti makes so much sense, even if you can’t say the name without giggling to yourself like a schoolboy. This rope, leather and steel vest provides your child with hand-and-footholds to rival even the finest play equipment at the park. Just know: you will get kicked in the johnson.

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Study Says Dad’s Genes More Dominant
2 years ago

Study Says Dad’s Genes More Dominant

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Allele-Specific Gene Expression

Sure, you get half of your genes from your mother and half from your father, but science may have just found that dad’s genetic goo is responsible for more than mom’s, at least in matters of health.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine did the study on mice, and was the first study to indicate that suggest that mammals are more similar to their fathers than their mothers.

It’s called “allele-specific gene expression”, and it’s crazy wafers.

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WTF: Video of 17 Month Old Running on Treadmill
2 years ago

WTF: Video of 17 Month Old Running on Treadmill

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Baby on Treadmill

In news of the weird: A video on the Chinese social share site KU6.com shows a 17 month old baby hoofing it out on a treadmill. The baby is being ushered along by – we’re guessing – dad. Multiple women can also be heard laughing in the background.

You can see a screenshot above. The video is shot vertically, so I filled the empty sides with pickles.

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WTF: Chinese Dad on Bus Kisses Daughter, Has to Defend Himself to Police
2 years ago

WTF: Chinese Dad on Bus Kisses Daughter, Has to Defend Himself to Police

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Bus Dad Kiss

A father in China whose “intimate behavior” with his daughter on a bus has been absolved of all wrongdoing in a statement by the police. The father’s actions were recorded by another person on the Zhuhai City bus and posted online with the title “Is this the girl’s father?”

When you see the behavior in question, you might be shocked and disgusted. But probably just because you can’t believe a dad showing affection to his daughter is being called into question like this.

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Study: Average British Dad Is Injured 22 Times Per Year
2 years ago

Study: Average British Dad Is Injured 22 Times Per Year

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Guard Your Grill

Fatherhood is dangerous – just ask a testicle.

A study of 2,000 fathers in England found that dads are hurt to the tune of 22 injuries a year. Most of the injuries are related to the kids – whether it’s during play with them or tripping over a toy left behind. Or having their child speedbag their scrotum during a play-fight.

The struggle is real.

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Study: Son’s IQ Linked to Dad’s Criminal History
2 years ago

Study: Son’s IQ Linked to Dad’s Criminal History

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Prison Dad

If our visitor metrics are correct, we’ve got three people that read 8BitDad from within prison libraries. First of all, thank you! Second of all, we’re sorry that your sons are going to be dumb.

Before you petition for release and come kill me, please understand that this is science talking. Not 8BitDad…science.

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Study: Dad Is More Engaged & Intuitive With the Baby When Mom’s Not
2 years ago

Study: Dad Is More Engaged & Intuitive With the Baby When Mom’s Not

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Dad Doge Meme

A new study suggests that even when dads are prepared for (and intuitive about) fatherhood, their engagement with their new baby still depends on mom.

Professor Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan and her team at The Ohio State University found in their study of 182 expectant, dual-earner couples that dads are more heavily engaged with their infants specifically when mom is not.

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Study: Gender and Age Difference in Father-Child Emotion Talk
2 years ago

Study: Gender and Age Difference in Father-Child Emotion Talk

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i has a sad

It’s said that little girls mature emotionally faster than boys. Buy why? Is it in their genes? Or is it how we talk to them?

Do mothers and fathers use different, more emotional language with their children? Does it change based on the child’s age and gender? Does mom use different language than dad? Spoiler alert: yes.

The British Journal of Developmental Psychology published a study this month that doles out the deets.

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