“Learning how to start a fire.”
This is @godze_fari, and this is Did You Know? Apparently, he’s diagnosed as partially deaf in one ear back in 2005. He even had to leave the band at one point. So sad 😢
One of the topics that comes up alot is firstly, why does my child have Rett Syndrome, and secondly, will I have another child with Rett Syndrome?
Of course, you need to talk to your dr and genetics counsellor about YOUR chances of having another Rett Syndrome child - but if you are not a carrier for the mutation then you still have a less than 1% chance of having a child with Rett Syndrome. The same chances as anyone else, for each pregnancy.
Those stats still don't comfort alot of us, because turns out - we are that 'less than 1%' chance. But as you'll hear in the podcast, the decision is always very individual (it is anyway, Rett or not) and you should go make the best decision for you and your family.
Aside from size, how does the pygmy hippo (Choeropsis liberiensis) differ from the common hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius)? The pygmy hippo doesn’t spend as much time submerged in water, which means it’s not as suited to the life aquatic. For one, its feet are not as webbed as those of the common hippo. And unlike its larger relative, its eyes are set to the side, rather than on the top of its head. But don’t let the “pygmy” in its name fool you! This animal can still weigh up to a hefty 600 pounds (270 kilograms).
Photo: Eric Kilby