Our second in a series of flying babies.
(submitted by John)
Is this some kind of wonderful baby angel ? : )
Wow, what loonies a Baby Flying in the air….Hey, I did see this same photo on YOU TUBE about an alien baby that floats uncontrollably in the air…IS THIS THE SAME SPROG? Yes, it has to be him I can tell by the same small load he is carrying for ballast. Good thinking to load down his diapers so he doesn’t hit the ceiling and or float out a window and back to which ever planet he is from.
See, See…see what happens the OB says “OK, ma’am just one more big hard push”
Not sure who John is or who posted it but that is my son. My husband just found this website & YES that is our baby boy. This picture was taken in late ’07 early ’08 ???? Not exactly sure when, since I wasn’t there. My cousin was babysitting our son & I guess they (my cousin & his friend) got a little bored. When he brought our son home that night he told me what they were doing but I don’t think I fully understood what he was explaining. It wasn’t until I saw the picture last year that it clicked………..I had to laugh (would of freaked if I saw them doing it but I did laugh after the fact). They reclined the recliner back put my son at the top of the chair (where the head would go) & my cousins friend stomped on the leg part to shot him straight in the air while my cousin caught him. As you can tell he had a blast!!!
Everyone who was worried about shaking baby syndrome HE IS FINE. He will be turning 8 in a few months & has an IQ of 157…………so no brain damage. Yes we are lucky nothing happened & yes my cousin babysat for us after that.
FYI…..NO IT WAS NOT PHOTOSHOPED!!!!
Thanks Brandon for the funny pic……….my son loves it!!! I hope everyone enjoys the picture!!!
Here I am, sitting in the computer lab at the University I go to, laughing my head off at the story behind this! Boys are the best babysitters, because they are do stuff like this. Sure, its dangerous, but more often than not, just good old fashion fun! Your baby looks like he was having a “blast” (pun intended)!
This is freaking classic and the story makes it even better…i actually laughed until I started crying. This is what happens to babies when moms leave them with MEN. We women treat the babies like they are fragile…but MEN do stunts and the freaking kids LOVE EVERY SECOND…no harm no foul and a great picture too!
Something isn’t adding up here. If that’s your cousin catching the baby…and his friend is the one who stomped the foot rest…which by the way said friend is not in the picture…who’s taking the picture?
Have they not heard of Shaken Baby Syndrome…regardless of how happy the baby looks, it’s not a good idea to throwing a baby in the air!
“Shaken Baby Syndrome” is caused by violent, short-to-long duration, intentional shaking that cause the childs head to whip back and forth, literally resulting in the brain “bouncing” back and forth against the skull.
This would not result in such an issue.
THANK YOU! Deb has obviously either never had children or doesn’t really know what SBS is. Either way, some people just seem to troll the internet looking for something to gripe about. If I was the mama, I probably would have smacked my cousin in the head resulting in Shaken Cousin Syndrome after seeing the pictures lol
How much is that little baby loving it? He is SO happy- probably twice so as Dad will catch him. Ah good times.
HERE’S A BABY!!!…
…just throwin’ it out there.
I love how everyone is arguing about how a baby looks like when it is “really” thrown. How many babies do you throw around? Is this a sport? You all sound like you are discussing a guy’s golf swing. I feel like I am suddenly missing out on a great pastime that everyone else is enjoying. Of course, I have no children, so I may need to borrow a few from some of you more experienced baby-throwers until I can build my own collection. Is there a standard procedure for launching a small human around? I don’t want to do it wrong. I need to speak with the resident baby throwing expert!
I second that guara. jetern1c, if you find any good baby-throwers, let me know!
This is the first time I’ve ever been to this website. Very Funny! We have a couple photos of my husband tossing our son and daughter. They’re hilarious. I’ll try to fish them out and post
No way! i felt the exact same way! I was just like “oh wow its a sport?! where have i been!”
OMG!! You sound JUST like my brother. I would even question if he hadn’t already built his own small human projectile.
How did the guy have time to slam down on the leg rest, while having enough time to get in catching position?
I think he just pushed the leg rest down really hard right from where he’s posisitioned.
me and my recliner go way back
The baby was originally standing. His feet are clearly lined up to have been standing on a flat surface. Tilt the baby to the side and you can see that he was jsut standing weird
babies have a hard enough time standing straight. I don’t know of ANY who can stand at a 45 degree angle.
It is funny watching everyone argue about it being photoshopped. This is not photoshopped. Most of all I can not believe that out of everyone commenting on this photo only a couple people know what is happening. It is simple! It is a recliner you put the baby on the back of the chair when it is reclined and then slam the leg rest down and make the baby fly to you. We used to do that as small kids. We would lay on the back and have a couple of kids jump on the leg rest and you would go flying. Normally we would try to land on a bean bag but it did not always work out that way.
Who cares if it is or isn’t photoshopped. Doesn’t anyone care about the welfare of the baby?!?!
Awwwwe, lil’s angel can fly.
what that baby needs is a diaper change……doubt the baby was ejected into mid-air with a soggy diaper and Lazy Boy.
That is the best comment ever!!
LOL Having a toddler myself that was one of the first things I saw – terrible but true.
Is that kid holding a picture…. or a meat cleaver
Hmm, judging by the old photos, I think both myself and my younger sister may very well have slept in cribs with those recently-declared-hazardous(!!) crib bumpers. (yeah, the kind that have started murdering kids by impairing their lung function) Like a few other posters, I could vouch that at least if a person posts a photo from said person’s own family, it was NOT “Hey, internet! Check out the activity that caused Timmy’s horrible accidental death!!”
Does anyone see the hand on the baby’s side? Or did this child grow one out of their right side?!? Wow folks photo shop is amazing I guess………..
I think that’s part of the diaper…
They forgot the shadow though. If you look closely you can see it on the wall behind the baby. lol
There is a shadow, look down and to the right. You can see the shadow of his arm on the wall between his legs.
As a mom of 3, I can tell you, a diaper that has anything sticking out does NOT stay on longer than a few minutes. The impact into the kid’s hands would have triggered it’s collapse, and THAT would have been a REAL picture!! But, yeah, it’s totally photo-shopped, thank God.
its a lamp shade not a hand
My name is also Lisa, i totally agree
its not 1:17 its 4:17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
why do ppl care so much if these pics r photoshopped? 99% of the time they r hilarious and r just meant to make others laugh. lighten up!
AMEN!!!! totaly agree with ya ppl care way to much about if the picture is photoshopped or not it is so aggrovating, ppl get over it an just have a laugh!!
We are laughing, we just feel a pity for those poor souls who think this stuff is real. Lighten up!
Could Christmas get any better than curling with my baby brother and cat, watching the cartoon “Grinch Who Stole Christmas?” I think not.
forget the photo! i haven’t laughed this hard in so long. thank you people for the arguments, quips and snappy come backs. my day is so much better now
People, this is edited. Did everyone miss the indentation on the left side of the baby’s belly, oh and the finger sticking out of it, that they forgot to remove? And if you think the shadow belongs to the baby, look at the guys shadow, they’re not going in the same direction, nor does the shadow match the position of the baby…
I agree can anyone other than me see that the babies hand seems to be behind the frame of the picture.
But if I am wrong…maybe the babies jumps off the back of the chair to the waiting arms. It does look very happy.
Who CARES if it’s edited?!?! Geesh, it’s still funny…..get a grip people!
Wow. This is my favorite by far. And it doesn’t have weird 1980 people in it.
Wasn’t this a Monty Python skit?
I’ll leave the ‘shop talk to you people to argue about. But speaking as a father of two young girls, if that chair is super-soft, the guy is tossing the infant in the air and it will land on the chair on its legs, back to the cushion. That’s why the baby is in front of him and his arms are relaxed – he is not going to catch it. I used to toss my girls into a massively overstuffed chair too after they started to walk – they thought it was great fun, and if the baby can hold its head up it’s not going to cause any harm unless you throw it like a fastball or into a ceiling fan. Can’t tell the age exactly, but that baby looks like it’s about one, which means it’s got some motor control and strength in its legs.
I agree with Josh. I photoshop things all the time and this definitely wasn’t photoshopped. Plus the whole photo has a uniformity of defect… blurriness, shadow and contrast. People think everything is photoshopped nowadays that they have lost any sense of what a real photo looks like.
or the baby himself yea lol but its definately not photoshopped my dad used to throw me up in the air all the time in fact one time my head made a hole in the ceiling but i was ok
Now that made me laugh sooooo hard!
the shadow behind the baby is probably the person taking the picture duh!!!
If its the photographer’s shadow on the wall, then shouldn’t it be facing the opposite way? I myself believe it IS photoshopped. My husband photoshops all the time. The shadow on the wall is faint but you can still see it. I think it is the mom’s shadow (or person holding the baby) and yes, they forgot to remove it along with parts of the hand/fingers sticking out from baby’s diaper/side. I think that person holding the baby was playing “airplane” with him, going towards the dad or man waiting to “catch” him in the air (creating an optical illusion), and that’s why the baby is laughing so happily… all babies laugh happily when you play “airplane” with them!
You have to be a complete moron to think this was photoshopped. The shadow behind the baby is the person that threw the baby to the guy in the picture. The position of the camera is just at an odd spot. I’m a Graphic Designer. It’s NOT PHOTOSHOPPED.
No, I don’t agree… if the shadow behind baby belongs to the person THROWING him in the air, then WHY is that person not in the picture? the recliner and baby are clearly in the corner, so that person should also visibly be in the same corner. There is no way based on the position of the baby and from the direction “thrown” that the person “throwing” him can do it from outside of the picture’s range of vision. In that case, then the baby would look like he was thrown from the right side of the picture, and not from the recliner.
I’m scared because the baby has super powers but doesn’t know how to use them.
Best. posting. ever.
It is obvious, the baby is glued to the wall
There’s the same dark outline around the kid catching the baby. Who’s throwing him, huh? Look, all that matters is that someone’s throwing a baby around and look how happy it is. I think we all could learn something from this, right!!…If the baby is not happy, throw it.
Somebody needs to change that flying baby’s diaper!
You’d have soiled yourself too if your father was catapulting you through the air like a medieval knight.
Not enough of a “family photo” for the hall of fame…
Very fake looking. The baby’s position gives it away. Looks like he/she was laying down and then extracted from the photo, spun around to try to make it look like flying.
that baby is in freakin’ MID AIR! Is that guy throwing or catching???
Yes, we all know you *can* do this for real. But this time, it clearly isn’t. There is a definite outline around the baby that indicates he/she/it was cut out from a darker background and pasted in its current position. Funny, yes, but real? No.
Come on everybody…are you that blind that you don’t see how this is done…geez…. You can totally see the clear fishing line that is stapled to the babies neck…please go take a second look…it is not photo shopped
I FIGURED IT OUT!!! I think he reclined the chair, set the baby on the back, then stomped the chair closed and catapulted the baby toward him! That’s why the baby is so far forward. If he had thrown it that far forward there’s no way he could catch it. I’ve been thinking about that all day.
He’s just playing catch with the recliner.
hahahahaha I almost pee with your comment
he put the kid on the recliner and kicked down the foot-rest. We used to do it all the time when I was a kid. No photoshop.
oh yeah i see
Yep! Those old recliners used to snap back into position pretty fast, and I did that to shoot my dollies across the room!
You can see someone’s shadow behind the baby, it IS a doctored pic. Plus, you’d have to have thrown the baby forward to get this angle.
The only shadow behind the baby happens to be the baby’s shadow. I know, right… like OMG who would have guessed?
Definitely can be done without Photoshop.
BTW it was the Great Gazoo on the Flinstones.
this is not done with photoshop. he simply throw the baby up a bit (ive done this) and take the pic at the exact precise moment.
Why so hard? The chair is not so far, so he throws the baby up but to the chair )) Broken legs of the child but nice foto )))
I hurt myself laughing at your comment, Tatiana
It’s not photoshop… My dad used to do that with me when I was little.
Reminds me of ‘Gizmo’ from the ‘Flintstones’. Except the flesh tone and absent the antennae
Did you mean Kazoo the green alien that would pester Fred in some Episodes? Gizmo would be that little fur ball from Gremlins.
You’re both half-right — it’s Gazoo.
The photo is not that funny, but this conversation is awesome.
lol, I get what you’re saying but it was The Great Kazoo from the future on the flintstones and how I remember that is beyond me.
Its the GREAT GAZOO…Google it people…! LOL
Ann, you’re right, it was the Great Gazoo… oh, and lots of people throw babies like this, my little sister used to get thrown through the air all the time, and swung up overhead and down toward the floor with her head clearing by only a few centimeters… amazingly she is still alive today…
this is done with photoshop.
no its not
You’re done with photoshop.
Looks to me like he had the baby on the back of the recliner, stomped on the foot rest to send the back flying up and baby along with it. I’ve done this with a dog but now I have to try it with a baby.
What a grand idea. You’re dog might get jealous
I don’t know if this is photoshopped or not, but I don’t think they were able to send the baby flying by stomping on the footrest. The chair is a LaZBoy recliner, The Forte model, and those recliners have a footrest that locks once it’s up. The only way to send that baby flying would be to use the side handle or break the mechanism. But, that chair could easily propel a baby like that.
But this is still pretty damn cool however they did it!
they are most likely tossing the baby back and forth with the receiver in the pic.
… just a theory.
Sierceres, i wish this was facebook so i could like your comment.
No he’s throwing the baby into the chair. It just look like the baby is a high jumper
either way they are throwing a baby around ahhahhaa who needs paint chips when u got brain damage!
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