Top 10 Mind-Blowers: Babies and Toddlers

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Don't be fooled by their cute chubby faces and delightful babbling, because our larval humans are strange and powerful creatures. From their factory-installed brain power and culinary tastes to their monstrous biology, human infants and toddlers are damn-near beings from another world.

Prepare yourself. Here are 10 mind-blowing facts about the tiny humans who will one day replace us all and rule the world.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.