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Forum: NFBSK 28 May 2013, 06:58 AM
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Icon97 The idea that blackouts, whether caused by storms...

The idea that blackouts, whether caused by storms or accidents, lead to a rise in births has become a virtual cliché. But it is not necessarily accurate, according to researchers. “My first instinct...
Forum: NFBSK 28 February 2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 58,642
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Icon97 Hurricane Sandy's baby bump

The lights were out. The wind was howling. And New Yorkers held each other tight. Now, the city is expecting a summer of special deliveries.
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Forum: NFBSK 27 April 2012, 04:37 AM
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Views: 58,642
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Driver Did L.A. "Carmageddon" scare lead to baby boom?

A "Carmageddon" baby boom may be happening in Los Angeles, nine months after construction shut down the busy 405 Freeway in Los Angeles for an entire weekend.
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Forum: NFBSK 11 November 2011, 12:16 AM
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Views: 58,642
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Icon97 The heartwarming result of our recent cold winters? Baby boom

When the weather gets cold and the nights draw in, there isn’t always a great deal to do beyond getting an early night.

This may be the factor behind claims that recent colder winters have...
Forum: NFBSK 14 October 2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 58,642
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Icon97 Births increase 9 months after snowstorm

Major hospitals in the Atlanta area are seeing an uptick in births, nine months after a major ice and snowstorm effectively shut down the Georgia city.
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Forum: NFBSK 06 November 2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 58,642
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Icon97 Babies Coming 9 Months After Blizzard

Friday marks the nine-month anniversary of "snowmageddon" -- the February blizzard that shut down much of Maryland for days. Some couples used that time to, well, get a little closer and at least one...
Forum: NFBSK 29 October 2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 58,642
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Jaded A blizzard of babies; Nine months after historic snowfall left Harford shut in

With nearly 15,000 homes left without power, numerous roads closed and homes buried nearly to the eaves by the fluffy stuff, residents were reduced to finding alternate ways to whittle away the time...
Forum: NFBSK 08 August 2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 58,642
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Ponder Apparently it does for all those people who use...

Apparently it does for all those people who use electrically-powered forms of contraception.
Forum: NFBSK 02 August 2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 58,642
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Icon97 Nine months after winter storms, some hospitals expect a spike in births

During historic snowstorms in December and February, folks trapped indoors searched for ways to relieve the boredom. Nearly nine months later, the things some residents did seem to be breeding...
Forum: NFBSK 03 October 2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 58,642
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Read This! Did last year's winter storm result in a "baby boomlet?"

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003921165_babyboomlet03m.html
Forum: NFBSK 03 October 2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 58,642
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Icon97 There are plenty of non-hormonal forms of birth...

There are plenty of non-hormonal forms of birth control (everything from withdrawal to condoms), the relative efficacy of which is not affected by snowstorms or power outages. If they failed during...
Forum: NFBSK 02 October 2007, 02:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 58,642
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Ponder We don't get many blizzards around these parts,...

We don't get many blizzards around these parts, but as far as I know (unless they're accompanied by prolonged power outages) they don't cause televisions, radios, CD/MP3 players, VHS/DVD players, the...
Forum: NFBSK 28 September 2007, 02:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 58,642
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Icon97 Doctors, hospitals report flurry of blizzard babies

Nine months after back-to-back blizzards brought life to a near-standstill in much of eastern Colorado, some doctors and hospitals say they're seeing one more bit of fallout: lots of babies.
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