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image I just received an email from Dave Simpson with the attached image. Dave says:

Here is a photo of my son, Connor, on our backyard trampoline in Alabama. He was four months old at the time. Feel free to post it on your site.

So I'm stumped. Obviously a 4-month-old infant couldn't bounce themselves up and down on a trampoline. So how was the picture taken? I have no idea.
Categories: Birth/BabiesPhotos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Tue Mar 22, 2005
Ugly? I guess you missed the link on the Dusty Ads Mania thread, which showed us Baby Boy Bulmash, the Musty Tees Mascot... http://www.geocities.com/pnttheleb/MUSTYTEES.html?1107792140840 Dat's ugly
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Mar 24, 2005  at  01:30 PM
Come on, Connor's a cute baby. Especially with that hat on.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Thu Mar 24, 2005  at  06:15 PM
yeah... that kid is kibda cute... Y'know, the more I think of it, is this a Subliminal Thread suggesting the trampling of babies? Stepping on Rugrats? oh,wait i didn't mean "Rug"
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Mar 24, 2005  at  06:25 PM
Whether they are Trampolinis or Bumbles, you should never step on children, even to stop them from bouncing. How do the 'Roos do it? Put them in your pouch-works every time
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Mar 24, 2005  at  06:28 PM
Connor is one of the cutest babies I have ever seen, and is quite talented. Not only can he jump on a trampoline at 6 months, but he can also speak 3 languages at the age of two. LaMa needs to snap out of her mean bad mood and watch who she's calling ugly. That is if LaMa really is a woman. The picture is real!!!!!
Posted by Hickory  in  Illinois  on  Sat Mar 26, 2005  at  11:12 PM
It's not a cute baby (sorry, I think my own kid is the cutest baby of all time), it's not a real pic...I'm a little confused as to why the comments went on for 4 pages....Bizarre.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sun Mar 27, 2005  at  08:55 AM
That kid is ugly. Not Elephant-Man ugly, but he's ugly. And he stinks. You stink, Senor.
Posted by Raoul  on  Sun Mar 27, 2005  at  09:02 AM
I can't figure out why so many think that this is not possible. The Wallendas trained their kids to jump at two months old and could walk a tightrope by SEVEN months (This has been documented). He looks like he's jumping to me. Frogs can jump, and they're smaller than him.
Posted by booch  on  Sun Mar 27, 2005  at  03:40 PM
Frogs are frogs. They are designed with long legs with appropriate muscles for jumping and swimming. Human babies are a completely different physiology. Humans are designed with legs for walking and running, not jumping for any great extent, let alone 6 month old babies who barely walk. And just think, baby frogs can't jump!
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Sun Mar 27, 2005  at  10:46 PM
booch, documented by who? Ripley's?

send us a link.
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Mon Mar 28, 2005  at  01:17 AM
I saw a film about it once... little babies jumping, and some were swimming under water. Then they would jump INTO the water and swim. ALl at the age of six months. I think there was a shark involved at some point too, but don't quote me. This is for real.
Posted by booch  on  Sun Apr 24, 2005  at  01:31 PM
perhaps the easiest way to do this is loft the child in a high arc in the direction of the trampoline (without much spin on him)and snap the picture while he is in mid air falling towards the trampoline...children are not too heavy at that age, plus this would explain how he almost looks like he is over the front edge of the trampoline instead of the center
Posted by mike d  in  NJ  on  Sat Apr 30, 2005  at  07:43 PM
easy, its a picture of the baby laying on its back, its much to close to the camera to be jumping on the trampoline, there would be nothing for it to jump on. the baby was edited in the picture
Posted by FAKE  on  Mon Jul 11, 2005  at  11:19 PM
easy half the trampiline isnt in the picture soo he stood on the side threw him had partner shot the pic
Posted by jonathan  in  ohio  on  Mon Aug 01, 2005  at  06:59 PM
if all you have to do with your life is decide what is wrong with this picture you need to get a life
Posted by jamie  in  harrisonville missouri  on  Mon Feb 20, 2006  at  06:17 PM
If the baby was jumping the trampoline would have an indent in it (it also would if someone was standing on it and holding the baby and later edited out). I would assume that someone held the baby somewhere else and then photoshopped it over the trampoline.
Posted by Laura  on  Fri Mar 17, 2006  at  08:54 AM
Why should this picture have been photoshopped? I think it's real. My dog already started walking on the first day he was born, and could jump (even without getting help from me!) after 3 days! And this cute little baby must be at least 3 months old...
Posted by Peter  in  Old Holland  on  Fri Apr 13, 2007  at  07:43 AM
See how the leaves on the trampoline are not in the air? If the child had really jumped, at least one leave would still be in the air cus he jumped so high. So obviosly, the photoshopped the kid in. duhhh
Posted by Jackie  in  VA  on  Thu Aug 16, 2007  at  11:11 PM
photoshop.

had to take a pic of his son next to something of the same color. like the effect of a green screen.
took a pic of the trampoline. and placed the pic of his son.
Posted by sean garza  on  Sun Sep 23, 2007  at  06:18 PM
grin well if you lot wrer not to stupid you would know a baby bounes if you drop it. it's bone would not brake, as they are to soft.
Posted by Chantal  in  uk  on  Wed Oct 24, 2007  at  02:46 PM
thats a pretty good photoshopped picture. I had to do a doubletake and i was like child abuse much?!
Posted by gsfg  in  minnesota  on  Thu Jan 17, 2008  at  11:36 AM
Thats funni howeva they did it im sure they made it safe for the baby who eva the parents are they would have made sure that it didn't put the child in any sort of danger all i wanna know is how wellgood hox ant way as you americans say
Posted by amy  in  uk ( England)  on  Mon Jul 07, 2008  at  09:45 AM
thats a really funni hoaxs as the americans say im sure they didn't put the baby in danger what eva they did it was probs done safe realli funni any way
Posted by amy  in  england  on  Mon Jul 07, 2008  at  09:49 AM
Not sure how they got the picture of the baby bouncing like that, but it is pretty unique if anything - maybe just off camera some one dropped the baby onto the trampoline. If someone was a good photographer they'd only need one good bounce to get a shot -- maybe.
Posted by SteveHales  in  USA  on  Wed Jul 09, 2008  at  11:41 PM
That is crazy. My kid was walking at 10 months but I've never seen anything like that!.

Thanks

Tracy
Posted by Trampoline Kid  in  UK  on  Mon Sep 14, 2009  at  04:43 AM
Is this a real video?

Thanks

Paul
Posted by Trampoline Baby  in  Oxford  on  Mon Nov 23, 2009  at  04:13 AM
Yes, it is.
Posted by booch  in  Vegas, baby  on  Mon Nov 23, 2009  at  05:20 PM
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