MEJSCE: No boys have been born in Miejsce Odrzanskie in Poland for almost a decade, while the village’s women in the rural backwater of 300 souls have given birth to 12 girls.
The boy shortage is so acute that the mayor has offered a cash reward for the first family to produce a son. The world’s media have descended on the village in the fields of south-west Poland not far from the Czech border to investigate the phenomenom.
“Of course the media attention was a surprise for us, for the residents and the area,” Rajmund Frischko said.
“The situation was that the girls were growing up, and the kids were around us, so we didn’t pay much attention to it. Until, that is, someone noticed during a competition for volunteer firefighters that the team consisted of just girls,” he said.