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A man walks through the snow during a winter storm at at JFK Plaza, commonly known as Love Park, in Philadelphia. Why are such storms linked with an uptick in births? Researcher Richard Evans has a theory: "If the lights go out and there's no TV, it kind of sets the table for romance." Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Sex And The Snowed-In Cities: Why This Blizzard Could Cause A Baby Bump

Often when big storms strike, so does an uptick in births — to the tune of a 2 percent increase nine months later. But be careful: With the most severe storms, births in the area actually decrease.

A man walks through the snow during a winter storm at at JFK Plaza, commonly known as Love Park, in Philadelphia. Why are such storms linked with an uptick in births? Researcher Richard Evans has a theory: "If the lights go out and there's no TV, it kind of sets the table for romance." Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Sex And The Snowed-In Cities: Why This Blizzard Could Cause A Baby Bump

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The Yik Yak app allows users to post anonymous messages, and to read anonymous messages posted in their current location. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Yik Yak Tests Universities' Defense Of Free Speech

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Michelle King was named superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District during a news conference in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2016. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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New Superintendent To Lead Los Angeles School District

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Julius "Groucho" Marx, circa 1935. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Groucho Marx Spared No One — And His Biographer Isn't Pulling Punches, Either

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