13 Things You Should NEVER Google!

Harlequin Fetus

Harlequin Fetus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 13 Things You Should NEVER Google

Admittedly, if someone tells you to Google any term with the word “fetus” right there in it, you can sort of tell they’re up to no good. But this is extreme, even by “fetal photo” standards. The term refers to a baby born with the congenital skin disease ichthyosis. By thickening the layer of keratin in a fetus’ skin, it causes rough diamond-shaped “scales” to appear, limiting the infant’s movement and making it susceptible to all sorts of infections. The disorder is always fatal, and typically infants born suffering from severe ichthyosis don’t survive for more than a few days. Most of the gross out internet things on this list can be fun to trick people into viewing, but harlequin fetuses are incredibly depressing.

Leave a Reply