- Miejsce Odrzanskie - a small village in Poland - in a rare twist of fate has not had a male birth for almost 10 years
- The situation has drawn much media attention as girls are taking up roles that should be the duty of boys
- Rajmund Frischko, a mayor in the village, said that he has been told by a retired doctor that a woman's fertility to conceive a male child is linked to her diet
A small village in Poland, Miejsce Odrzanskie, has not seen a boy born there for almost a decade.
The locals are confused and don't really know what could be wrong.
The mayor of the village, Krystyna Zydziak, is offering to give out rewards to anybody who may have information on the 'missing' males in the village, New York Times reports.
According to reports, attention was beamed on the village when it could not find a male to send to a regional competition for young volunteer firefighters.
There is a general concern in the village as some of their government officials even seek scientific help to explain why the situation is the way it is.
Another mayor in a part of the village, Rajmund Frischko, also said that doctors have been reaching out to him on ways to conceive a boy.
“Some scientists have expressed interest in examining why only girls have been born here. I also have doctors calling me from all over the country with tips on how to conceive a boy," he said.
The mayor said that a retired doctor has been able to connect not having a male child to a woman’s diet.
It should be noted that there have been 12 births in the village since the last time a male baby was born in the pastoral community.
The situation has led to girls taking up chores that boys would normally do, like driving tractors, as villagers are more concerned about who will take farming duties.
“We have hardly any boys on the team, but we have been winning major competitions in Poland ever since we were founded six years ago,” a resident said.
Investigations by Briefly.co.za reveal that the village has a population of 328 and coincidentally had one birth per year during the nearly 10-year period.
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