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The Reason Behind Why Medieval Babies Look Like Total Creeps

What up, Benjamin Button?

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Have you ever gone to the museum just to chill out and get some knowledge, and then got distracted by some really ugly baby? Well, go no further: Vox answers why these medieval babies look like awkward, tiny men.

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What a beautiful day at the museum...wait...

WHAT IS HAPPENING?!

WHO ARE THESE MIDDLE-AGED MEN STUCK IN BABY BODIES?

No.

WHO ARE YOU?!

Everyone remain calm. There's a reason behind these balding babies, and it's called homunculus, or "little man."

At the time, philosophers thought that Christ was born like a "perfectly formed and unchanged" man, aka he came out looking like a grown-ass dude.

But why did these babies stop being ugly? Thank god for the full transition to the Renaissance.

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People began being inspired by the classics, like the statue of David, and families also wanted their own babies immortalized in paintings. Who wants a tiny Donald Trump hanging in their home?

#SaveTheManBabies

Check out the full explanation here.

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