The first thing a baby giraffe experiences after being born is a two-meter fall straight down to the ground. But within an hour, it’s standing, walking, and nursing on its own. A blue whale calf, after nearly a year growing inside mom, can swim to the surface moments after being born. Human babies on the other hand are born unable to move or eat on their own. If humans are so smart, why are human babies so unsmart? Some may think it’s all about head size, but the real science is more complex. Part of the “It’s Okay to Be Smart” series.