Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Biology 101

I'm frequently amused and bemused by the searches that lead people to the blog. My all-time favorite in weird searches -- "Korean grandmother boobs!"

Today's query shows a complete lack of understanding of human reproduction: "can you get a visa to the US for an adopted child in Taiwan if they have 2 birthparents?"

Ok, follow me here, it takes a man and a woman to make a baby. Ergo, every person on earth has two birthparents!

3 comments:

Dee said...

This strikes me as being in the same broad category as comments about "real" parents, except less offensive of course. Ignorant but funny, in an ironic way...

I saw a video on CNN this morning about Haitian orphans united with American adoptive parents. The annoying thing was that the story didn't really make it clear the adoption was already underway and the quake just speeded things up a bit...

Wendy said...

Good point Malinda, one that is often glossed over and completely ignored.

Dale Edmonds said...

They're probably referring to the definition of an orphan - one living parent can make you a legal orphan for a visa, while two living parents makes the visa application more comnplicated.