German cruise company offers knock-up refund

Germany is struggling to combat a declining birth rate. And, it’s everyone’s responsibility to help the cause in its own way. TUI Cruises has come up with an unusual approach to encouraging procreation.

The cruise company is basically paying for pregnancy.

If you become “with child” on your honeymoon – as long as you are a passenger on the new liner, Mein Schiff – you’ll get a full refund (ladies only).

Scammers, beware! TUI Cruises expects to furnish some proof, of the medical variety, before it will open its wallet and pay the refund. I strongly suspect that they don’t want pictures of how the little bugger was created, though.

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Woman gives birth over Atlantic on New Year’s Eve

On a flight from Amsterdam to Boston, USA Today reports that a woman of unknown nationality (though probably American or Dutch) gave birth to a Canadian while in flight. The miracle of international airspace is responsible for the citizenship, though it did not cause the underlying birth.

There is no word on whether Northwest Airlines charged for the extra carry-on that materialized while Flight 59 was in the air, but it’s likely they showed a bit of goodwill.

A doctor and paramedic helped deliver the baby girl in Canadian airspace over the Atlantic Ocean, which accounts for the extra dose of citizenship the new kid receives. When the plane touched down at 10:30 AM yesterday, mother and child were rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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[Via USA Today]