Nicole Kidman's fertile waters

The new mother attributes her pregnancy to magic waterfalls in Australia. Oh yeah, that's right: She was married to Tom Cruise.

Published September 24, 2008 8:44PM (EDT)

In case you've ever caught yourself wondering how someone as sane as Nicole Kidman could have married a wack job like Tom Cruise, wonder no more: Turns out, she's out of her mind, too.

According to a story from the BBC, Kidman, who gave birth in July for the first time at age 41, told Australian Women's Weekly that she attributes her unexpected pregnancy to the fertile water of Australia's Kununurra waterfalls. That's right: to fertile water. Kidman conceived her youngest daughter, Sunday Rose, during filming for Baz Luhrmann's latest film "Australia," in a small town in the northern part of western Australia. But she was not alone.

And no, I'm not referring to the presence of her husband, Keith Urban, though presumably he was somehow implicated in this process as well. Apparently, six other babies were also conceived during the film's production, a coincidence that Kidman attributes to the fact that they all went swimming in the magical falls. The argument could be made that on a film set in the middle of nowhere, with little else to do but swim and shack up, it's not surprising that a lot of women got pregnant. Kidman disagrees. Who needs science when you can have legend?

"Seven babies were conceived out of this film and only one was a boy. There is something up there in the Kununurra water because we all went swimming in the waterfalls, so we can call it the fertility waters now," Kidman explains.

Impenetrable logic, no doubt, but the question remains: Are these fertile falls also gender biased?

By Abby Margulies

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