Town where no boys have been born for 12 years offers reward to next mum to have a son

A reward is on offer to the next couple to give birth to a son after no boys were born there for 12 years.

The Polish village of Miejsce Odrzańskie is now under scrutiny from experts to see if there is a deeper rooted issue or if it is just an anomaly.

Head of the local (mostly female) volunteer fire brigade Tomasz Golasz said: It has been going on for several decades. I came to the village, took a local girl for my wife and we had two daughters.

‘I would like to have a son but it’s probably unrealistic. My neighbour also tried and has two daughters. I don’t think women give birth to boys here.’

Mayor Rajmund Frischko has been looking through the village’s history to find out if there has been a similar incidence in the past, according to  The First News.

Facial recognition will catch sleepy taxi drivers in Russia

Exhausted Russian taxi drivers may soon be forced to take breaks. Yandex.Taxi, the largest taxi service in the nation, will install devices in all their cars that use facial recognition technology to identify tired drivers, reports Bloomberg