Babies or Aliens? A Missing Sock?

This video is cute, no doubt about that, but it’s also a little disturbing. I have never seen babies this animated and vocal. I really can’t decide if what these two are doing is simple mimicry or if a conversation is taking place. The answer should be obvious, but they are very convincing for the latter. This feels like the first found footage of some indigenous people. Or aliens. I’m willing to accept it as footage of aliens.

It’s eerie how one will pause and then laugh at or respond to what the other is saying. Eventually they hit a feedback loop of arm waving and just seem to mirror each other. Their use of gestures makes me think that their parents argue a lot or that they spend the day watching Maury instead of Sesame Street. The twins, along with their parents, made a recent appearance on Good Morning America. They mentioned that the conversation seems to be about the one boy’s missing sock. Who knows? TC mark

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  • http://avantgardebagpipesolos.tumblr.com/ Omar De Col

    i've seen my brother do this with kids who didn't speak the same language when he was 2 or 3, they'd speak to him in tamil and he'd talk back with this imitation of their language. it was pretty funny.

  • Josshhhh

    I'd also like to add, I just read a comment about this from a friend who has a twin sister. She said that when she and her sister were young they would reach across the dinner table and touch their index fingers together for no apparent reason—these parents mention, at the end of the GMA video, that the babies do this too. Is this common? I am sufficiently weirded out.

  • PERFECTCIRCLES

    how is this video going so viral? Did no one see the movie Baby Geniuses? It explained all of this shit.

    • Junk

      OH OK

  • http://georgebrostanza.tumblr.com george brostanza

    They're probably talking about how great the new strokes album is. Probably.

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