Fact Check: Viral post of world’s heaviest baby is false
A photo of a baby is being widely circulated on social media with a claim that it holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s heaviest baby.
Hyderabad: A photo of a baby is being widely circulated on social media with a claim that it holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s heaviest baby.
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The claim is false.
According to the official website of the Guinness World Records, the heaviest baby ever born weighed 9.98 kg (22 lb) and was born to a Canadian woman named Giantess Anna Bates in 1879. The boy died 11 hours after his birth.
A reverse image search of the photo led to news articles from 2009 reporting the birth of an 8.7 kg baby in Indonesia, but the photo in those articles does not match the one in the viral post.
Furthermore, the baby in the viral photo does not match the description of the baby born to Giantess Anna Bates, as reported by the Guinness World Records.
Based on these findings, it can be said that the viral photo does not depict the heaviest baby ever born in the world and that the claim made in the post is false.
Hence, the claim is false.