World’s Symbolic ‘7 Billionth Baby’ Wasn’t Even Born on the Right Day

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Danica Mae Camacho, the Philippine's symbolic 7 billionth baby is coddled by her mother Camille during a welcoming ceremony after she was given birth at a government-run maternity hospital in Manila early October 31, 2011, while her father Florante looks on. The Philippines welcomed its' symbolic seven  billionth baby October 31 with a celebratory cheer at a packed government-run  maternal hospital. Weighing 2.5 kilos, Danica May was delivered just shortly before midnight October 30 amid an explosion of flash bulbs from a media contingent that had waited for hours at Manila's Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital's delivery room. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
Danica Mae Camacho, the Philippine's symbolic 7 billionth baby is coddled by her mother Camille during a welcoming ceremony after she was given birth at a government-run maternity hospital in Manila early October 31, 2011, while her father Florante looks on. The Philippines welcomed its' symbolic seven billionth baby October 31 with a celebratory cheer at a packed government-run maternal hospital. Weighing 2.5 kilos, Danica May was delivered just shortly before midnight October 30 amid an explosion of flash bulbs from a media contingent that had waited for hours at Manila's Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital's delivery room. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: TED ALJIBE/2011 AFP

The planet's 7 billionth human was supposedly born today, and to mark the occasion, the United Nations has picked some random newborns from around the world as symbolic "7 billionth babies." As the Guardian reports, one of those babies was Danica May Camacho of the Philippines:


"She looks so lovely," her mother, Camille Dalura, whispered softly as she cradled her tiny newborn.

"I can't believe she is the world's seven billionth."

Danica's name means morning star. She is a second child for Camille Dalura and Florante Camacho.

The parents and the baby were met by officials from the UN, which named 31 October Seven Billion Day, aiming to draw attention to the challenges of the world's growing population.

Since approximately 250 people are born every single minute, it had to have been pretty difficult for the U.N. to choose which ones would receive such an honor. Danica must be one lucky baby to have been singled out from all the other babies born on "Seven Billion Day."


Danica arrived two minutes before midnight Sunday, but doctors decided that was close enough to count for a Monday birthday.

That's right, Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segal: Danica Camacho, one of the U.N.'s symbolic "7 billionth babies," wasn't even born on the day marking the 7 billionth baby. Over 350,000 people will enter the world today, and the U.N. chose one born on Sunday. Rick Perry is right, we do need to defund the U.N. That place is corrupt to the core.

World's 'seven billionth baby' is born [Guardian UK]