How Is Babby Formed refers to a popular question posed to the Yahoo! Answers forum about how humans reproduce. The question is known for its awkward phrasing and misspelling of the word "baby." The phrase became a popular source of YouTube remixes, as well as its frequent use as a copypasta.
In 2006, Yahoo! Answers user kavya posted the question "how is babby formed? How girl get pragnent?" The most famous answer is also infamous for misspelling and grammatical errors. It reads:
"They need to do way instain mother> who kill thier babbys, becuse these babby cant fright back? It was on the news this mroing a mother in ar who had kill her three kids, they are taking the three babby back to new york too lady to rest. my pary are with the father who lost his chrilden ; i am truley sorry for your lots"
The original post (shown below), however, was not archived and only exists through reposts.
On November 26th, 2006, Something Awful user Johnny "Doc Evil" Titanium posted a series of screenshots from Yahoo! Answers in a round up called "Yahoo! Answers Revisted." Included in this entry was kavya's post.
Several months later, on February 5th, 2007, Something Awful user Dave "Shmorky" Kelly included the post, as dramatized by a SA forum member, in his "Flash Tub" animation, along with other favorite Weekend Web posts. "kavya" was rendered as a gruff-voiced caveman.
The popularity of the "babby" segment led to it being spun off into a separate Flash. On June 29th, 2008, YouTuber Chris Bixby posted a flash of a cave man reading the Yahoo! Answers post, along with responses to the question. As of August 2017, the video (shown below) has received more than 1.5 million views.
On October 14th, 2014, the website HowIsBabbyFormed.com posted the video along with an explanation of the video.
On March 31, 2017, Ars Technica posted an article about the meme entitled "The one Yahoo meme that perfectly represents the faltering company." The piece tells how "babby" is the perfect meme for the struggling company, Yahoo!