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19 boy babies born in a row at Minnesota hospital

A Minnesota hospital may have gotten itself into the record books by delivering 19 baby boys in a row.

The staff at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis certainly had never heard of that happening before. For more than 62 straight hours no girls were born in the hospital's delivery room, CBS Minnesota reports.

"I actually delivered baby 18 and we knew that the number had been pretty high," Dr. Samantha Hoffman, an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health, told the station.

The deliveries took place from about 5:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 until 7:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, when a baby girl was born. The weight of all 19 boys totaled 115 pounds.

"It's always fun to be a part of something that's out of the ordinary," said Megan Dischinger, mother of the 14th baby.

The odds of this string of boy babies occurring are about 1 in more than 500,000, according to the station.

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