It’s not a joke. A car mechanic in Argentina has invented a tool that will ease births and possibly save countless lives in the future.
The story is from The New Times and begins with the origin of his idea.
The idea came to Jorge Odón as he slept. Somehow, he said, his unconscious made the leap from a YouTube video he had just seen on extracting a lost cork from a wine bottle to the realization that the same parlor trick could save a baby stuck in the birth canal.
The video below gives us a pretty good idea of how it works. Full story here.