More than 2,000 women have claimed to get pregnant after touching a pair of wooden fertility statues, which are being displayed at Ripleys Believe It or Not! Times Square in NYC today (Aug. 26).
Ripleys rep Michael Hirsch says the statues are from West Africa and they along with other fertility artifacts of their kind are used by Africans at ceremonial rituals.
He explains, African tribal legend says that when women wanted to get pregnant, theyd place the fertility sculptures on either side of their chamber doorway.
Still, theres no scientific proof that the fertility statues are 100 percent responsible for putting buns in the oven, and Ripleys doesnt endorse using them as an alternative to other ways of getting pregnant.
However, Hirsch warns visitors, Touch at your own risk.
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