Remember when MTV played music?. Pepperidge Farm remembers... But, the chances of having a child with Downs Syndrome increase at age 30, so it would seem that having a child between 25 and 30 would be better. Remember when MTV played music? Pepperidge Farm remembers But the chances of having a child with Downs Syndrome increase at age 30 so it would seem that between 25 and be better
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#1 - justafungi
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(05/07/2013) [-]
But, the chances of having a child with Downs Syndrome increase at age 30, so it would seem that having a child between 25 and 30 would be better.
#2 to #1 - anon
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(05/07/2013) [-]
agreed

I've read that the perfect age for a man's wife at marriage is half his age plus 7

So let's say that they got married, waited a year (because they're so financially stable) and then she got pregnant.

(33-7) * 2 = 52
Not even taking into account the nine months of pregnancy, The guy would be 70 by the time his kid was out of high school.

Want to know what else? I don't mind that MTV doesn't play music videos anymore because I really don't enjoy 95% of popular music anyways.
#10 to #2 - stallwallwriter
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(05/07/2013) [-]
Where did you come up with the bit about relative ages for husbands and wives? Most of the parents of my friends are around the same age as each other. By that kind of math, I shouldn't be looking to date anyone under thirty and I'm not even finished my undergrad.
#130 to #10 - anon
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(05/08/2013) [-]
I commented this when the content was brand new hahah, good to see content (that ive never seen before) make it to the front page

anyways it's an older type of mentality I believe.....you know from the days of men providing and women running the household

Its in the book - The Man's Book: The Essential Guide For The Modern Man by Thomas Fink page. 45

"The most common rule of thumb for the ideal age of your bride at marriage is 1/2 your age + 7."
it goes on to say, "The formula adjusts for women's comparatively advanced emotional strength and matches the fertile period of a woman (14-45) to that of a man (14-76). Proponents suggest it also reduces the risk of later infidelity on the side of men."
#9 to #2 - angelusprimus
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(05/07/2013) [-]
dude, that's for calculation how big a difference before its creepy. Not perfect age.
you are 18 so 9+7= 16
25 so 12.5 + 7 = 19.5
#74 to #2 - anon
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(05/07/2013) [-]
"half of his age plus 7"
(33-7) * 2
age 33 with 52 year old wife, genius
#3 to #2 - justafungi
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(05/07/2013) [-]
Interestingly enough, one of my coworkers just had a kid, and his dad's wife, who is significantly younger just had a kid, and his dad will be 70 when the kid turns 18.
#4 to #3 - anon
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(05/07/2013) [-]
The average US male life expectancy is around 75 years

I wonder if he misses music on MTV
#37 to #1 - anon
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(05/07/2013) [-]
It increases in the 30s, but it is of most concern once the mother is age 40+. The chances of having a baby with down syndrome at age 40 becomes 1 in 100. It is perfectly fine to have a child in early to mid 30s.
#56 to #1 - irishhappyposter
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(05/07/2013) [-]
i was had when my mother was 40, i am working on a cure for cancer.
#86 to #56 - anon
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(05/08/2013) [-]
When the p53 gene malfunctions it causes cancer, therefore if you decoded the malfunctioning p53 gene and found out which proteins it produces that would appear on the cell membrane, then you could genetically engineer a virus to find those proteins and insert a functioning p53 gene, stopping the cancer.
#129 to #86 - lapsushominum ONLINE
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(05/08/2013) [-]
Actually, there are numerous 'failsafe' genes that are known that can lead to cancer, and there are probably many more that we aren't even aware of yet.
#100 to #86 - irishhappyposter
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(05/08/2013) [-]
or i could take healthy dna from that person, fuse it with the attena viruses, use its shell because of how perfectly shaped it is, and just reset it entirely.
#122 to #100 - qwertfag
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(05/08/2013) [-]
what about DNA overload?
#149 to #122 - irishhappyposter
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(05/08/2013) [-]
it would replace it, reversing ALL mutation. it would spread slowly throughout the body, and stop cancetr boefore it happens, as well as repairing cells that have damaged telomiers, making them live longer, even mabye stopping the cell from regognising the hormone that causes cell death, causing practicly imortal cells, the ultimate desise that could never be cured, made by our own body, it would renew the cell regulary, making it immortal and non mutatable. death of old age and/or mutations would be wiped out. and yes i am aware of the moral outrage and overpopulation, but we can jump that hurdle when we come to it.
#150 to #149 - qwertfag
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(05/08/2013) [-]
So we just cured cancer, as well as creating immortality.
#151 to #150 - irishhappyposter
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(05/08/2013) [-]
i just need a multi billion doller goverment grant, a 600 million doller microbiology lab and yeah, i guess i did, wile bord. in school. TEN YEARS GO
#110 to #1 - anon
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(05/08/2013) [-]
thats what makes it a good tv show
#118 to #1 - anon
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(05/08/2013) [-]
There are those among us who would rather enjoy their 20's.
#144 to #118 - justafungi
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(05/08/2013) [-]
I didn't say you had to go out and have kids, just pointing out a statistical fact.
#141 to #1 - anon
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(05/08/2013) [-]
My mom was 33 when she had me. I have mild ADHD, but that's hardly anything compared to down's, and apart from that I have no health issues whatsoever, great hearing, 20/20 vision, no allergies...and most of my friends and the people I know are like that.
#143 to #141 - justafungi
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(05/08/2013) [-]
I didn't say every kid born to a person 30+ was going to have Downs Syndrome, just the fact that the chance of it occurring is increased, one of my ex's had a child with Downs Syndrome at 25...
#98 to #1 - theflamingfire
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(05/08/2013) [-]
My mother had me when she was in her 40s I'm healthy.
#146 to #98 - justafungi
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(05/08/2013) [-]
Congrats on being healthy, wasn't saying every child would be born with Downs Syndrome, just a higher percentage chance...
#22 to #1 - basicargentinian
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(05/07/2013) [-]
I've heard it's not a significant chance untill age 35
#71 - tbagbandit
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#8 - breaken
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(05/07/2013) [-]
Here is why they don't play music videos anymore www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysyZF-DZFY
#89 to #8 - anon
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(05/08/2013) [-]
Can someone explain how they make money off **** like teen mom? I get that people watch it... but how is that any more lucrative than a popular music video?
#148 to #89 - breaken
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(05/08/2013) [-]
Same as every of piece of commercial media, draw an audience and sell commercials. It is awful cheap crap but people watch it, Pele knows why.
#97 to #89 - alexdevlin
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(05/08/2013) [-]
It's explained in the video.. Why bother to spend money showing only a limited amount of artists (Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, etc) if people now a days can go on the internet? The money spent making and showing the music videos were all for the promotion of the CD (in which nobody buys CDs anymore thanks to the interwebs).. and you get the point..
#133 to #8 - rokkarokkaali
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(05/08/2013) [-]
mtv man is a really cool guy
#14 to #8 - klaedarkness
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(05/07/2013) [-]
so true
#13 to #8 - animeartlover
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(05/07/2013) [-]
holy **** balls
#102 - Yojimbo
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(05/08/2013) [-]
> There are still channels on TV that only play music, they even have them divided into genres   
> Even if MTV still played music, they would probably play all the music that you people hate: (Mainstream rap, modern pop, Bieber, anything deemed "popular", etc.)   
> If they played music, the chances of the one song they are playing atm being one that you would even like is slim   
> Youtube   
> Why would they go back to playing music when reality shows make them so much money. Even if you don't like it, others do   
> Who even watches TV to listen to music? You have iPods, computers, radios, etc. for that   
> We don't live in the 90's
> There are still channels on TV that only play music, they even have them divided into genres
> Even if MTV still played music, they would probably play all the music that you people hate: (Mainstream rap, modern pop, Bieber, anything deemed "popular", etc.)
> If they played music, the chances of the one song they are playing atm being one that you would even like is slim
> Youtube
> Why would they go back to playing music when reality shows make them so much money. Even if you don't like it, others do
> Who even watches TV to listen to music? You have iPods, computers, radios, etc. for that
> We don't live in the 90's
#142 to #102 - anon
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(05/08/2013) [-]
So instead of playing ****** music they should air ****** shows? At least if it's ****** music it's still "Music Television"
#145 to #142 - Yojimbo
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(05/08/2013) [-]
What you call ****** shows, other people find entertaining. I'm not saying they should, I'm saying they do and I understand why.
#134 to #102 - Schillsifer
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(05/08/2013) [-]
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#121 to #102 - ramblinman
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(05/08/2013) [-]
Wow you just expressed all my thoughts into words
#131 to #102 - makethingsworse ONLINE
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(05/08/2013) [-]
Ladies and gentleman, this man here has officially killed this stupid **** about MTV not playing music videos. He's done it. It's dead. YOU HEAR ME?! IT'S ******* DEAD! LET IT DIE!
Ladies and gentleman, this man here has officially killed this stupid **** about MTV not playing music videos. He's done it. It's dead. YOU HEAR ME?! IT'S ******* DEAD! LET IT DIE!
#17 - mmmilovemeth
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(05/07/2013) [-]
I just thought of Bowling for Soup
I just thought of Bowling for Soup
#46 to #17 - anthraxpotato
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(05/07/2013) [-]
i like you
#92 to #46 - mmmilovemeth
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#55 to #17 - anon
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(05/07/2013) [-]
I love bowling for soup
Girl all the bad guys want was a great song
#68 - randomfemale
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(05/07/2013) [-]
A girl from my year had her baby today.
#108 to #68 - deerbeer
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(05/08/2013) [-]
His haircut is so ******* retarded
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#82 - MrMeatStick
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(05/08/2013) [-]
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#26 - jinjo
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(05/07/2013) [-]
34 is pretty old for a mother to bear children. Your grandkids would be babies in your 70's if your child waited that long too,
#42 to #26 - mathafaka
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(05/07/2013) [-]
I agree, ideal age is around 25 but whatever you can have babies in your 50's but with complicated life, its parents will die in his/her 15y old
I agree, ideal age is around 25 but whatever you can have babies in your 50's but with complicated life, its parents will die in his/her 15y old
#64 to #42 - irishhappyposter
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(05/07/2013) [-]
you sir, are arrogant, they may not have the knowledge at that age. i say around 35, you would be smart and ready
#29 to #26 - crippsy
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(05/07/2013) [-]
my mum was 38
#34 to #26 - Johnsfer
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(05/07/2013) [-]
Not really, my mom was that age when she had me.
Old would be around the age of 40.
#67 to #34 - irishhappyposter
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(05/07/2013) [-]
wow, **** you guy, **** you
#39 to #26 - anon
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(05/07/2013) [-]
Not really...I don't even plan on starting to have kids until I'm about 30, and I want four kids. With the medical knowledge we have today, people live much longer lives, anyway.
#44 to #39 - jinjo
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(05/07/2013) [-]
Downs syndrome rates SKYROCKET after the woman is 30.
#59 to #44 - ilovehitler
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(05/07/2013) [-]
If memory serves correct, at the age of 50 it's 1 in 100
#48 to #26 - fredthemilkman
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(05/07/2013) [-]
My dad was 58 when he gave birth to me :((
#66 to #48 - irishhappyposter
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(05/07/2013) [-]
wut? .... that must have been a penis ripping experience for him.
#81 to #48 - weirdvintagegirl
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(05/08/2013) [-]
My mom was 32 when I was born, and 34 when my sister popped out. That's not too bad of an age, but the sad thing is my parents were trying to have babies years before that but my mom kept having miscarriages. I was born 4 months early, weighing 1 pound 5.7 oz., and my sister was born with her hips out of her sockets. After that my parents were done having kids. My poor mum wasn't meant to have healthy babies, I suppose. :(
#28 to #26 - onceman
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(05/07/2013) [-]
mfw my mom had me at 38
#65 to #28 - memeinmycoffee
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(05/07/2013) [-]
I was born when my mom was 44, and I hardly have any Downs Syndrome at all.
#33 to #28 - scilla
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(05/07/2013) [-]
im the youngest of 3, the oldest and i were born 5 years apart, and my mom was only 32
#63 to #28 - matttboyagain
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(05/07/2013) [-]
My mom had me at 29.....I just wanted to be a part of it.
#54 to #28 - friednazi
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(05/07/2013) [-]
My mom was 39 when she had me.
#58 to #54 - irishhappyposter
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(05/07/2013) [-]
stfu. i was had when my mother was 40.
#36 to #28 - thomasman
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(05/07/2013) [-]
I know that feel yo. My mom had me at 36
#61 to #36 - irishhappyposter
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(05/07/2013) [-]
stfu. i was had when my mother was 40.
#32 to #28 - TheMagicBong
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(05/07/2013) [-]
I know that feel
#31 to #28 - jinjo
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(05/07/2013) [-]
I said it's pretty old, not lke it's an evil thing to do, I just would much rather have kids in my late 20's.

Sorry if I sounded really condescending :P
#30 to #28 - crippsy
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(05/07/2013) [-]
beat me to it...
#57 to #28 - irishhappyposter
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(05/07/2013) [-]
stfu. i was had when my mother was 40.
#50 - commanderbunbun
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(05/07/2013) [-]
not only that: she's happily married, has a supportive family and has read literature about being pregnant so she's prepared when she gives birth.

i smell DRAAMAAAAA!
#24 - sphinxe
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(05/07/2013) [-]
Just to shed some light on the whole down syndrome thing:   
Even though the risk is greater as the mother’s age increases, about 80 percent of babies with Down syndrome are born to women under age 35.
Just to shed some light on the whole down syndrome thing:
Even though the risk is greater as the mother’s age increases, about 80 percent of babies with Down syndrome are born to women under age 35.
#40 to #24 - Fronk
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(05/07/2013) [-]
Because of women over 35 don't have as much babies,
You can shed better light and give us the logistics on all ages with down syndrome.
#41 to #24 - celester
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(05/07/2013) [-]
that's because more babies are born to women under 35 than over 35