Over the weekend, the story of Catherine Bridge resurfaced on social media and it had Mzansi believing there is a woman out there who not only carried 17 babies at once, but she gave birth to all of them over 29 hours.
On Saturday, a social media post was shared about a mother who supposedly gave birth to 17 babies - meaning she held the world record for the most babies in one pregnancy.
The post was accompanied by several photos - one of which showed a lady with a large pregnant belly and another showed the 17 baby boys playing in a living room while the mom appeared to be passed out in the middle.
Briefly.co.za found the story far-fetched and decided to do a bit of research into the accuracy of the claim.
Catherine Bridges from Indianapolis, USA, gave birth to 17 baby boys over the period of 29 hours after she and her husband underwent fertility treatment.
Unsurprisingly, the story is fake news. Hoax-slayer.net revealed the story first surfaced in 2014 after it was published by a news site, World News Daily Report (WNDR), which is known to share fake news.
Buried deep beneath the site’s About Us menu, WNDR admitted they share fictional stories.
"WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle," the disclaimer read.
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