5. Lina Medina
Lina Medina was just five when she delivered her baby.
That’s a one-line punch that circled the globe back in 1939 and triggered an avalanche of reporters, and medical specialists take an arduous journey all the to Peru’s capital, Lima.
Lina suffered from what doctors labeled as precocious puberty. Parents rushed her to the hospital for what they believed to be a tumor developing inside her tummy. It turned out to be the story of the century for the medical world.
Everyone was relieved once the surgery was over. You might expect a stillborn or at least a helpless babies. The cesarean section welcomed into this world a healthy boy weighing 2.5 kg.
Of course, the moral implications outran the physical ones. The paternity of the kid remained unknown, and he grew up to believe Lina was his sister.
Can you imagine sharing the toys with your mother? They must have had awkward family scenes, that’s for sure.