This correction was so bizarre – it needed to be corrected

America, and the rest of the world, is closely watching the progress of a large body of migrants travelling northwards from Central America; so, when one of their number gave birth, it made the news. Unfortunately, the details were somewhat misreported, leading to this correction.

Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Now, an elephant typically gives birth after a 24-month pregnancy and a black Alpine salamander after 36 months, but no human has ever maintained a pregnancy for even one year, never mind more than three. We’ve watched Donald Trump make some outrageous unsubstantiated claims about the caravan, but this beats them all.

Buzzfeed reporter Jon Passantino noticed the error.

One Twitter user had this response.

Whilst others unpicked the broader implications.

However, it seems that the anomaly hadn’t exactly jumped out at everyone.

Associated Press eventually fixed the report.

In case you were still worried that this had been some sort of alien child, here she is. Her name is Guadalupe and she was born on Halloween.


All together now – awwwww.