While the image might suggest that this man is taking violent measures to extract information out of this dummy baby, there is actually a scientific story to go with this awkward image. Though we wish there wasn’t. It would make the picture so much more entertaining.
This $28,200 (€19,000) crash test dummy baby will help scientists better understand the trauma that occurs when infants are shaken, which account for 1,000 baby deaths and another 1,000 brain damage incidents per year. No word on who won the intense fight between fake baby and psycho researcher. At least the dummy doesn’t look like spokesperson bot for NAMBLA. As happy as that might have made us, it sure has hell would have added a element of scariness to the project. — Andrew Dobrow