These are the mugshots of William West and William West, and they are not related. They were both sent to Leavenworth Prison at the same time, in 1903, and after some confusion, the staff understood they had two different prisoners with the exact same name, who looked exactly alike. They are part of the reason fingerprints are now used as identification.
#5. “You’ll Never [Something You Like to Do] for Another 18 Years!”
How They’re Trying to Help: Well-meaning people are trying to prepare you for what’s ahead so you don’t get taken by surprise and go into a week-long catatonic shock one day, I guess…
How It Does Not Help at All: First of all, half of these things are, like rumors of Jackie Chan’s death, grossly exaggerated. At some point between your child’s birth and 18th birthday, odds are that you will, at least once, find a babysitter so the two of you can have a “date night,” if you know what I mean. Also, it’s pretty normal for many babies to sleep 12 hours overnight at some point, and at varying ages well before 18 your child will be able to go to a restaurant with you, then later take care of himself while you go to a restaurant, and eventually work at a restaurant so he can buy you dinner at a better restaurant.