If you ask us, the whole "anything-ageddon" craze that has permeated the news networks is getting a bit old. Take last year's "Carmageddon," which turned a 10-mile Los Angeles freeway closure into a two month-long, End of Days-style scare-fest. By the time the dreaded weekend arrived, the entire ordeal turned out to be a whole lot of nothing.

But while traffic around the 405 wasn't bad, it appears that couples might have been bumper-to-bumper back home. CBS This Morning reports that births appear to be up significantly the past couple weeks, which is noteworthy considering that Carmageddon happened a full nine months ago. We're guessing you can do the math on that one.

Since the month isn't even over yet, it's difficult to get definitive proof of this phenomenon. But the CBS show managed to find a few parents who confessed to avoiding the traffic and staying home for a little private time that weekend. One couple was going to name their new baby Chevy, but when they found out it was a girl, the name idea turned to Prius. What, Prius isn't a manly name? Hit the jump to watch the CBS report.



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      montegod7ss
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you live in SoCal and want to name your child Prius, you should just name it Cliche instead.
      Chris Shunk
      • 2 Years Ago
      There is a front bumper AND a rear bumper.
      teamplayers99
      • 2 Years Ago
      A+ puns Chris
      Sean Conrad
      • 2 Years Ago
      Naming your kid Prius should not be legal.
      WillieD
      • 2 Years Ago
      If my parents named me Prius I would get it changed the moment I realized what it was.
      ngiotta
      • 2 Years Ago
      Naming your kid Chevy almost guarantees that he will develop body cancer before his 10th birthday.
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      "If you ask us, the whole "anything-ageddon" craze that has permeated the news networks is getting a bit old." Amen
      JoeMakeMeCrazy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Um.... I hate to tell you this, but if you are trying to make babies going bumper-to-bumper, you're not doing it right.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't see the correlation between a highway closure and sex.
        IBx27
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Your downvotes give me power and motivation, although I didn't say hyundai here so I'm not sure why I'm getting them. Thanks anyway!
      ken
      • 2 Years Ago
      So four years later, instead of a kindergarten class, we are going to have a car park instead.
      iPlunger
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love how everybody is so facetious about what they were doing that weekend "we hung out," "there was nothing better to do," i guess you can't say on TV that "I doused the wildfire that was her womb with my seed all weekend long."
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