Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Yakov Isn't Trying Hard Enough

Russia has been suffering from a declining birth rate, but nobody told Aleksei Shapoval's kids.

The retired steelworker celebrated the arrival of his 101st grandchild this week, a girl named Tatiana, in the village where he lives with most of his huge family.

Mr Shapoval now has 50 granddaughters and 51 grandsons from his 11 sons and two daughters in what is believed to be a record for Russia. They range in age from 26 years to three days.
Asked if any of his children had failed to produce offspring, he replied swiftly: “Yes, Yakov. He has only two.” [Link]

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