In This Episode—S01E05

In today’s show we talk about Ripley’s legendary fertility statues, drinking revolting stuff to enhance fertility, how a grassy green giant in England might help you conceive, and the miracle fertility chair of Naples, Italy. Let’s explore that together!

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Are You Sure You Want to Touch These Things??

I am not a fertility expert, but I know a little about babies… my wife and I have had six of them!

According to tribal legend, to ensure a couple’s fertility, the statues are to be placed on either side of a doorway leading into their bedroom. If a woman or her spouse touches either statue as they enter the room, they will soon get pregnant.

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This pair of African fertility statues was hand-carved by the Baoulé (or Baule) tribesmen from the Ivory Coast using only primitive tools. They stand five-feet-high and weigh over 70 pounds each.

It doesn’t seem to matter where one should touch the statues to ensure fertility. Thousands of women have testified that after trying to conceive for years, they got pregnant only after laying their hands on the legendary statues.

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You drank what hoping to get pregnant?!

Yeah, yeah we all know that a better diet can aid conception … but, would you drink baboon urine to help you get pregnant?

Now it’s a fact that urine contains a variety of hormones, which is why some fertility medications contain estrogen from human urine to help stimulate fertility in both men and women.

Apparently, some tribal communities in Zimbabwe believe that this will indeed enhance fertility. Mixed with beer, they concoct a rather interesting cocktail in hope of parenthood. Can I just rub the statues, please?

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Perhaps just take a nap on a grassy giant?

The Cerne Abbas Giant is a peculiar looking naked giant etched into the ground flaunting his rather prominent manhood and wielding a knobbled club. He’s located outside a village in in Dorset, England.

If a woman decides to take a nap on the 180ft grassy figure, it’s believed that her childlessness will be reversed and she will be blessed with fecundity.

According to the Office of National Statistics, the surrounding areas have the highest birth rates in the United Kingdom.

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Not sleepy? Just sit down and get pregnant. Wait, what?

Increasing fecundity by sitting on a chair? Sounds absurd, right? That it would be, but this is the Miracle Chair of Naples.

Believed to channel fruitfulness and fertility, women from all over the world travel to Italy to sit their bottoms on the chair with the hope of becoming pregnant.

It is the chair where, over 200 years ago, Saint Maria Francesca of the Five Wounds spent the last days of her life. It is surrounded by testimonials pinned to the walls of all the women who have become pregnant after their visits.

Is it a miracle or a coincidence? Nobody will ever truly know, but it could be worth checking out a cheap flight to Naples. Believe It or Not!


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