The World’s Youngest Backpacker

The World’s Youngest Backpacker is a 10-week-old baby and having the cutest smile and beautiful tantalizing eyes.

 

Nurse takes her 10-week-old baby around the globe for TEN MONTHS while on maternity leave (and now they’re about to jet off again)

Talk about making the most of your maternity leave.

Most people wouldn’t even consider packing up their home and travelling the world, let alone do so with an 10-week-old baby – which is exactly what
Karen Edwards, 31, and partner Shaun Bayes, from London, did following the birth of daughter, Esmé.

Boarding a plane when the tot was not yet three months old, the family flew across the world to explore Asia, Australia and New Zealand, for 10 months during their time off from work.

Karen, who is a nurse and grew up in Ireland, said her family thought she ‘was completely nuts’ when she revealed her plans.

She said she stored the family’s liquids and lotions in empty baby food pouches to make extra room in the backpack.

Since they first set off, the family have visited Ireland, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and even Hong Kong – with Karen breastfeeding Esme – who was given travel vaccinations before they left the UK and in New Zealand.

Karen said they were able to fund the trip – which she estimates costed about £10,000 – thanks to her maternity pay with the NHS, and Shaun doing landscaping work in New Zealand to ‘earn a bit of extra cash’.

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People are saying this ancient Greek “laptop” is proof of time travel

A conspiracy theorist’s YouTube video about how this ancient Greek grave marker depicts a laptop more than 2,000 years before personal computers were even a thing has resurfaced, and went viral over the weekend.

We obviously don’t need to tell you that this definitely is not a laptop, and no, the ancient Greeks didn’t possess the technology to go time travelling in search of a better way to communicate with the Oracle of Delphi – a divine being who acted as the official conduit between man and the gods – but what the hell is it?

Currently on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California, the marble carving entitled “Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant” has been dated to around 100 BC, and sourced possibly to Delos – a tiny island to the east of the Greek mainland with enormous mythological, cultural, and archaeological importance.

Stretching 94 cm high and more than 120 cm across, the carved funerary relief depicts a wealthy woman reclining on an armchair, reaching out to an object being offered up by a servant girl. “The depiction of the deceased reaching out for an item held by a servant has a long history in Greek funerary art and probably alludes to the hope of continuing earthly pleasures in the afterlife,” the Museum notes.

The official description of the laptop-like item is a “shallow chest”, and despite YouTuber StillSpeakingOut (he sure is) insisting that a tourist’s picture taken from a different angle shows that the object is too wide and narrow to be a jewellery box, US-based classical archaeologist Dorothy Lobel told Discovery News what we’re all thinking.

“The claim is ridiculous as it is clearly a box,” she says.

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