30 October 2008

Dutch baby boom comes 9 months after blackout

A cluster of Dutch villages is experiencing a baby boom nine months after a two day blackout. The birth rate is up 44% from the same period last year. While the Netherlands is experiencing a declining birth rate, local officials don't plan on deliberately cutting the power for a repeat this year.

"Don't even joke," Van Eijkeren said, laughing. "In Holland, we would like to have more inhabitants -- but not in this way."

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