(Montrose) A healthy 10-pound baby boy was born this morning at St Roscoe’s Memorial Hospital here. While that is not so strange in itself, what is baffling scientists has to do with his cargo.

Moments after the delivery, while the medical personnel were busy tidying up…out popped a roll of gray duct tape. First it hit the operating table, then the floor. Everyone stood silent, amazed at witnessing what would certainly be chronicled as medical history.

The parents, Wendel and Suriname Pritchard, of Naturita could not explain the phenomenon either and, overwhelmed by their first child, didn’t seem too upset.

“When my sister-in-law gave birth to a little girl back in 1997 up in Ideeho she got a little bonus too,” smiled Pritchard. “She arrived with a full metric socket set. I guess it just runs in the family.”

Pritchard added that his brother threw the sockets out because they didn’t fit his Ford pickup.

It was not clear what the family would do with the tape but already hundreds of hardware companies have forwarded presents in apprehension of possible endorsements down the road.

– Susie Compost

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