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Baby Racing Used To Be A Real Life Actual Sport, And It Was Amazing

by : UNILAD on : 29 Aug 2015 14:12
Ligne de départ pour la course de bébésLigne de départ pour la course de bébésKEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY IMAGES

Baby racing: why did it have to end?

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Turns out that once upon a time, in 1950s New Jersey, you could witness the amazing spectacle of racing babies at the annual Diaper Derby.

For some reason – probably health and safety gone mad – baby racing is no longer a thing you can go and see.

But these photos from the golden era of baby racing are amazing, and will transport you to a time before Uncle Bureaucracy stalked our lives with his endless red tape.

Take a look:

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Betting On BabiesBetting On BabiesHULTON-ARCHIVE/GETTY-IMAGES
Baby DerbyBaby DerbyHULTON-ARCHIVE/GETTY-IMAGES
Children BabiesChildren BabiesCORNELL-CAPATHE-LIFE-PICTURE-COLLECTIONGETTY-IMAGES
Children BabiesChildren BabiesCORNELL-CAPATHE-LIFE-PICTURE-COLLECTIONGETTY-IMAGES
Children BabiesChildren BabiesCORNELL-CAPATHE-LIFE-PICTURE-COLLECTIONGETTY-IMAGES
Children BabiesChildren BabiesCORNELL-CAPATHE-LIFE-PICTURE-COLLECTIONGETTY-IMAGES
Deux bébés sur la ligne de départDeux bébés sur la ligne de départKEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY IMAGES
Candidats sur la ligne de départ de la course des bébésCandidats sur la ligne de départ de la course des bébésKEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY IMAGES
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Des bébés boivent à une bouteille géanteDes bébés boivent à une bouteille géanteKEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY IMAGES
Un candidat sur la ligne d'arrivée de la course de bébésUn candidat sur la ligne d'arrivée de la course de bébésKEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY IMAGES
Course de bébésCourse de bébésKEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY IMAGES
Diaper DerbyDiaper DerbyFPG/GETTY-IMAGE

I like how all the babies have advertising stuck to their diapers. A great time to be alive.

Topics: News

Credits

Jezebel and 1 other
  1. Jezebel

    Baby Racing Is One of Our Greatest Sports

  2. Mashable

    http://mashable.com/2015/08/20/baby-racing/