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08 november 2012

Shades of Grey Babies in Windsor?

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Section of the bookcover to Fifty Shades of Grey

80 babies in 6 days! That’s a 30% increase over the average weekly birthrate at the Windsor Regional Hospital. And CEO, David Musyj suggests the adult romance trilogy, Shades of Grey, may be the reason. “When this book came out, everyone said, ‘just wait it’s coming,’ he said of the spike in births.

The erotic novels, by British writer E. L. James, were first released in January 2012 in Canada. They follow a university graduate and her attraction to a billionaire with a “playroom”. The busy delivery room has been the source of a lot of talk and the nursing staff is of the same opinion as the CEO.

Musyj, who says he hasn’t read the books, admits his theory is unscientific, but he says often a correlation can be found between events and spikes in the birth rate. He cites the Blackout in the summer of 2003; the power was cut to millions of homes in the northeastern and mid-western United States and Ontario. In some places power was not restored for two days. He says a similar pattern occurs after a new collective agreement is signed with any of the big three automakers. Windsor, Ontario is the border city across the river from Detroit, Michigan. But if Fifty Shades of Grey is the cause of this little baby boom, why only in Windsor? (CK)
80 babies in 6 days! That’s a 30% increase over the average weekly birthrate at the Windsor Regional Hospital. And CEO, David Musyj suggests the adult romance trilogy, Shades of Grey, may be the source. “When this book came out, everyone said, ‘just wait it’s coming,’ he said of the spike in births.

The erotic novels, by British writer E. L. James, were first released in January 2012 in Canada. They follow a university graduate and her attraction to a billionaire with a “playroom”. The busy delivery room has been the source of a lot of talk and the nursing staff is of the same opinion as the CEO.

Musyj, who says he hasn’t read the books, admits his theory is unscientific, but he says often a correlation can be found between events and spikes in the birth rate. He cites the Blackout in the summer of 2003; the power was cut to millions of homes in the northeastern and mid-western United States and Ontario. In some places power was not restored for two days. He says a similar pattern occurs after a new collective agreement is signed with any of the big three automakers. Windsor, Ontario is the border city across the river from Detroit, Michigan. But if Fifty Shades of Grey is the cause of this little baby boom, why only in Windsor? (CK)


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