A Polish mother is suing an Egyptian hotel because she claims her 13-year-old daughter got pregnant after swimming in its pool while they were on holiday.
Magdalena Kwiatkowska reckons there must have been sperm floating around in the pool waiting to pounce on her daughter and fertilise her eggs.
Of course, the mother says, her daughter did not meet any boys on the holiday, so this is the only explanation.
Brilliant. This daughter must be the most convincing teenager alive - and her mum appears to be remarkably adamant about the honour of her darling little girl.
I know parents don't like to think of their children as having sex, even when they're in their 30s. But isn't this taking things a bit too far?
A travel industry source told the Sun newspaper: "The mother is adamant that her daughter didn't meet any boys while she was there.
"She is determined to go ahead with the case."
This woman's lawyer must be laughing all the way to the bank. I bet this isn't a no-win, no-fee case.
Now, my husband says my six-month-old daughter has already agreed she is not going to talk to any boys until she's 21. So obviously we'll be steering clear of Egyptian swimming pools as well.
Seriously though. "You can get pregnant by a swimming pool" sounds like the kind of line that you hear in the school playground, along with "you can't get pregnant if you do it standing up".
Of course, I stand to be corrected. Please tell me if this is possible and I will take precautions when swimming in future...
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