動來動去嗎? 小寶寶果汁機幫你 | Wriggly babies caught in the act

一系列照片約拍攝於於2015年,引起民眾熱烈討論。(圖片來源 / 推特Twitter)| These pictures, which have been around since 2015, have captured people’s attention. (Courtesy of Twitter)

想讓小寶寶乖乖地照X光嗎?許多家長表示要讓小孩子坐著不動到哪都很困難,連去醫院的途中就動來動去,又何況是進放射室照X光呢?

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Sitting quietly for a few minutes on a trip to the doctor can be difficult for many young kids, and seemingly impossible for babies, not to mention undergoing radiography and scanners.

然而,最近網路瘋傳一系列小寶寶在醫院照X光的照片,真的讓人笑瘋。

Most people can’t stop laughing though after discovering the method used to X-ray wriggly babies – even if they do look like they are part of some ill-advised challenge.

美國醫院將小寶寶們一一放入緊繃的玻璃裝置中,讓他們能在照放射線時能不亂動。據了解,奇妙的玻璃裝置被稱為「小豬罐罐」(Pigg-O-Stat)。(不騙人,網址如下http://www.piggostat.com/

The adorable youngsters are squished into a glass contraption while being X-rayed in a device called the Pigg-O-Stat (we’re not making this up, http://www.piggostat.com/).

「小豬罐罐」研發於1960年代,成功解決小寶寶會因過度亂動,導致X 光照片沒辦法拍,甚至造成輻射傷害的問題。(圖片來源 / 推特Twitter)| The Pigg-O-Stat, which was designed in the 1960s’, immobilizes wriggly little ones and limits their exposure to more radiation than necessary while being scanned. (Courtesy of Twitter)

「小豬罐罐」研發於1960年代,成功解決小寶寶會因過度亂動,導致X 光照片沒辦法拍,甚至造成輻射傷害的問題。

The device, which was designed in the 1960s’, immobilizes wriggly little ones and limits their exposure to more radiation than necessary while being scanned.

但許多民眾表示根本從來沒看過「小豬罐罐」。英國皇家放射學院學者表示,過去醫師們確實不曾定期使用。

You’ve probably never seen one before because, as the Royal College of Radiologists in the UK, points out, medical doctors don’t routinely use them.

但近期一位推特(Twitter)用戶發出一系列照片,把網友逗得樂不可支。許多人表示,看到小朋友被塞到瓶裡,一動也不動的傻眼表情也太好笑了吧!

Thanks to a Twitter user kindly bringing the Pigg-O-Stat to more widespread attention, scores of social media users have been tickled pink by the images of disgruntled babies being X-rayed.

好笑的原因是這些小孩根本也不像受創,看起來只是傻眼、不滿、跟充滿疑惑的眼神。(圖片來源 / 推特Twitter)| The kids *don’t* look traumatized. Just annoyed or confused. (Courtesy of Twitter)

一名女網友表示:「天啊,我還以為把他們丟到果汁機裡了,哈哈!」

“Omg I thought they were in a blender lol,” wrote one woman.

另一名黃色衣服的小朋友更是逗趣,引起大家熱烈討論。「他的表情根本像是在說,等我出來,你們這些人就完蛋了,」一名網友寫道。

A kid in a yellow t-shirt, in particular, seemed to have captured people’s attention. “This one look like “when they let me out, it’s over for y’all mfs,” another one wrote.

好笑的原因是這些小孩根本也不像受創,看起來只是傻眼、不滿、跟充滿疑惑的眼神。

Another reason why these photos are funny and confusing is that the kids *don’t* look traumatized. Just annoyed or confused.

另一名網友表示:「好笑的是旁邊的護士自己也笑得半死。」

“I love that the nurse is enjoying herself too,” said another person.