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July 2013

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Oh Baby

Everyone has heard all about the royal baby by now.  But here are some fun things you might not have known about babies in general.

  1. The protein that keeps a babies skull from fusing is called “noggin”1
  2. On average, Tuesdays have the highest number of births, and Sunday’s have the lowest number (I’m calling out doctors spending Sunday’s on their boats and golf courses and putting off scheduled C-sections and enducements until Tuesday!)
  3. The inner ear is the only sense organ to develop fully before birth.  It reaches its adult size by the middle of pregnancy.2
  4. Human babies are the only primates who smile at their parents.3
  5. Famous premature babies include Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Mark Twain, Pablo Picasso and Sir Winston Churchill.4
  6. The very best chance a baby has of surviving gestation is when its mother is aged 22, an age which has been described as “the age of fecundity” in humans. 3
  7. Adults have 206 bones. When babies are born, they have 300. Their bones fuse as they grow, resulting in fewer bones as adults.1
  8. If a person who was born 8 lbs. and 20 in. at birth continued growing at the same rate as he does the first year, by the time he reached 20, he’d be 25 ft. tall and weigh nearly 315 lbs.3

Finally, the frequent travel I embark on for VenueQuest customers was responsible for my own baby knowing how to navigate TSA security before he was 2 years old.  I will never forget being in the security line, looking down, and seeing my little guy sitting in his stroller holding his shoes in his hands!  Thankfully, that rule has been relaxed recently and children under 12 years old no longer need to remove their shoes.

If you are sitting at your desk thinking, “Oh baby, how will I get all this work done, and find a hotel for our next meeting?” then you need to call VenueQuest Global Meetings & Travel.

Like a good Nanny, we will treat your meeting with care and give it all the attention it needs until it grows into a fully planned and executed meeting or conference.

You will be shocked at how easy it is to book hotels for a meeting when you start by calling VenueQuest:

  • No contracts with VenueQuest
  • No extra expense
  • No hotel sales reps calling to bother you
  • You keep your bonus points
  • We make you look like a hero
or email me at dan@venuequest.com
1. Morris, Desmond. 2008. Amazing Baby. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books.
2.“Fascinating Baby Brains.” Live Science. Accessed: June 14, 2011.
3.“It’s Important to Have Your Baby’s Hearing Screened.” National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. May 2011. Accessed: June 14, 2011.
4.“Famous Premature Babies.” Premature Baby. 2011. Accessed: June 14, 2011.