Clueless Brits Unsure How Babies Are Made

Young Brits have no idea what they’re getting themselves into. A recent survey shows that young adults around Great Britain are absolutely clueless about childbirth:

More than 20 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds questioned thought a pregnancy lasted a year, 10 percent believed eating red meat influenced the sex of a baby, and half expected a baby to walk and talk within its first year.

The poll also revealed that 20 percent of the childless respondents thought the umbilical cord was a musical note, and 27 percent admitted they would consider genetic engineering if it meant a better-looking baby.

Under no circumstances does this give you permission to change your indie garage band’s name to the “Umbilical Chords.”

Check out the details of the survey here.

About Ryan O'Hanlon

Ryan O'Hanlon is the managing editor of the Good Men Project. He used to play soccer and go to college. He's still trying to get over it. You can follow him on Twitter @rwohan.


  1. It;s hard to understand why no one has mentioned the children’s book HOW BABIES ARE MADE, to teach the “basic facts of life” to 4-10 year olds. Thsi is the classic book from Time-Life, General Learning, and Little, Brown, written by co-authors Andry and Schepp that came out in 1968 and stayed in print until 2003, an unheard of 35 years. It’s still available online at Amazon and other used/out of print stes. Many books on the subject followed in it’s wake, but HOW BABIES ARE MADE continues to be the best book on the subject to to used by paets, teacher, and other caregives to help teach the subject. Do yourself a favor and get it!

  2. Just get iPhone app How babies are made? and learn 😀

  3. Well…well…well….Americans can’t even point out their own country on a map. Someone once said to me “So you’re from the UK huh? Do you speak English there…cos you’ve got a bit of an accent!”


    So, AMERICA…wanna play this game huh?! Bring it on!

  4. I think the person on the left side of the picture is one of my beer-drinking buddies!

  5. Um, I’m still not 100% where women pee from. I KNOW the general area (very well, if you know what I’m saying) but if given a very explicit diagram, I may have to phone a friend or at least poll the audience (assuming this was a question on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire).

    I know that ladies have a baby 40 weeks after getting banged by a stork.

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