Town where no boys have been born for 12 years offers reward to next mum to have a son


A reward is on offer to the next couple to give birth to a son after no boys were born there for 12 years.

The Polish village of Miejsce Odrzańskie is now under scrutiny from experts to see if there is a deeper rooted issue or if it is just an anomaly.

Head of the local (mostly female) volunteer fire brigade Tomasz Golasz said: It has been going on for several decades. I came to the village, took a local girl for my wife and we had two daughters.

‘I would like to have a son but it’s probably unrealistic. My neighbour also tried and has two daughters. I don’t think women give birth to boys here.’

Mayor Rajmund Frischko has been looking through the village’s history to find out if there has been a similar incidence in the past, according to  The First News.

Father of two daughters, Mr Frischko said: ‘We looked into it further, reviewing birth certificates. I think that what the older residents say is confirmed.

‘Girls are constantly born and the birth of boys is rare. Explaining this puzzle will not be easy.’

Speaking about the reward he said: ‘I think the situation is unusual and it is worth trying to find out why. For my part, I have decided to reward the parents of the first boy born.

‘I will not reveal exactly how, but I assure you that the gift will be attractive.’

Professor Rafał Płoski from the University of Warsaw said: ‘You have to go deep into the history and check the birth statistics.

‘Then you should check if the girl’s parents are not related to each other, even to a very distant extent.

‘The next step, conduct an accurate interview with parents and children, check the environmental conditions. Only then can some trail appear.’


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