Girls only: Polish village waits for the birth of a boy

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A county mayor in southwestern Poland is promising a surprise award for the couple who next have a boy in a village where only girls have been born for nearly a decade.

Authorities in the of Miejsce Odrzanskie, which has around 300 residents, don't know why no have been born there since 2010, but they are beginning to worry about filling farming jobs in the future.

County Mayor Rajmun Frischko, a father of two girls, told TVN24 Friday that he will have a nice surprise ready for those who next have a boy.

Community head, Krystyna Zydziak, said 10 girls have been born since 2010.

Statistics show that more boys than girls are born in Poland. In 2017, 207,000 boys were born compared to 196,000 .

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Aug 02, 2019
Girls can't run farming equipment?

Aug 03, 2019
Check for estrogens in the water. I have seen in the US an American company dumped estrogen laced waste into the water table and the town rarely has male offspring.They no longer have male team sports as not enough males are born

Aug 03, 2019
Statistical outlier? Not likely over ten years, but it's a small place...

Aug 04, 2019
Reading that no girls born since 2010 was a real shocker. I agree that it's probably chemical contamination. And I suspect the gov already knows.

Aug 04, 2019
I can solve that mystery right now, off the top of my head. The chance of having 10 girls in a row is about one in a thousand, but there are way more than a thousand communities of that size in the world. Given that much of the worlds seven billion people still live in rural areas, there are millions of small towns like this. So, it's a mathematical inevitability that it would happen somewhere. It shouldn't even be news.

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