Born Wet, Human Babies Are 75 Percent Water. Then Comes Drying

www.npr.org Published: November 26, 2013
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It turns out, a brand new human baby is 75 percent water, according to NPR.

We're born as wet as a fresh potato. Tomatoes are wetter (93.5 percent water). Apples, too, but only slightly (80 percent).



OK, we aren't as wet as watermelons (who'd want to be?), but still, we begin our lives as noisy dewdrops that will one day learn to crawl, then walk. As science writer Loren Eiseley once put it, people "are a way that water has of going about, beyond the reach of rivers," NPR reports.

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