Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Giant Chalk Man Linked to County's Fertility Boom!

(NewsCore) - Women living in towns around a giant carving of a chalk man rumored to have the power to improve fertility have more children than women living anywhere else in England, The (London) Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.

Figures show that the county of North Dorset, southwestern England, has the highest fertility rate in the country, with each woman bearing an average of three children.

The county is home to the famous Cerne Abbas Giant, a 55-meter (180-foot) chalk figure carved into a countryside hill. The figure is thought to date back to at least the late 17th century.

Local folklore holds that a woman who sleeps on the figure will be blessed with high fertility rates. Having sex on the figure is rumored to cure infertility.

Women in the central London district of Westminster had the lowest fertility rate, with 1.16 children per woman.

The figures were published by the U.K. Office for National Statistics.

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