Thumb sucking is a behavior found in humans, chimpanzeescaptive ring-tailed lemurs and other primates. It can also be accomplished with any organ within reach such as other fingers and toes and is considered to be soothing and therapeutic for the person. As a child develops the habit, it will usually develop a "favorite" finger to suck on.
By Shari Miller For Mailonline. A teenager lost his leg and part of his thumb after his life-threatening meningitis symptoms were mistaken for food poisoning. Mitchell Etherton, 14, started being violently sick throughout the night after enjoying a bucket of fried chicken last August.
When livery driver Richard Deleon's car and passengers were attacked by a knife-wielding teenhe did everything he could to protect his three passengers — and his head. For the father of four, the harrowing episode began near Lehman College as his vehicle was stopped at a red light on Jerome Ave. There, two year-olds, Juan Carlos Sanchez and Kenneth Guzman, tried to commandeer his cab, according to authorities.
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You adored watching your baby fall asleep each night — those sweet, sleepy sighs, her thumb tucked gently into the comforting nook of her mouth. Pediatric dentist Purva Merchant sees young thumb sucking patients and worried parents on a regular basis at her practice, Seattle Kids Dentistry. Merchant says about two-thirds of these habits will end by the age of 5, as the child begins to rely on other forms of comfort and security. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists reports that most children will outgrow thumb sucking on their own between the ages of 2 and 4.
Authorities in the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus have issued an arrest warrant for a year-old Greek-Cypriot boy for allegedly taking down a Turkish flag from a schoolyard in the occupied town of Lysi. Citing Turkish-Cypriot media, the report suggested that CCTV footage shows the year-old boy taking down the Turkish flag after jumping over a fence into the schoolyard. Authorities there also accuse him of making off with a portrait of the late Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash from a classroom.