Maybe some truth in what jim_e said. 9 months after the northeast black in 1965 big black out the NY Times ran a story that reported some doctors as saying there was a increase in birth rates. That story was debunked in 1970.
Ref - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_1965
Maybe some stringers broke out some candles and kept right on going.
Everyone has the right to be stupid... it's just that some people abuse the privilege...
Balance - 31.0 cm, Weight - 358 g, SW - 346 Kgcm^2