• Question: why arnt we born at the age of 100

    Asked by evsrules3 to Sarah, Kirsty, Austin on 21 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Kirsty Ross

      Kirsty Ross answered on 21 Jun 2012:

      We are born 10 months after conception. I think it would be incredibly weird to give birth to someone 100 years old. There would also be the problem of space inside mum!

      Having said that, there is a condition called progeria which can cause rapid aging in some people. These people develop diseases of old age such as osteoporosis in their early 20s.