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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Saturday, August 13

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Not anymore, though. According to an Associated Press article, Rumaisa Rahman may be the world's tiniest baby -- and she's from Chicago! Rumaisa, whose parents are from Hyderabad, India, "weighed just 8.6 ounces and was no bigger than a cell phone" when she was born on September 19. She's packed on the ounces faster than a college freshman, though, and now weighs a whopping 2 lbs., 10 oz. Her fraternal twin sister Hiba, who weighed 1 lb., 4 oz., at birth and now weighs 5 lbs., is upset at all the attention and is quoted as saying, "What's all the fuss about? I'm twice the woman she is!" Okay, I made that last part up.

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