From the “Only a bloody Dutchman” department —
By day, Ed Houben is a mild-mannered, 44-year-old bachelor who works as a tour guide in the Dutch town of Maastricht, where he lives.
On nights and weekends, however, Houben comes alive as his alter ego: Europe’s most prolific sperm donor, and one who prefers to contribute the old-fashioned way.
“Sperm cells are like candy at Mardi Gras,” Houben says. “The more you throw out, the better you get.”
Houben says he has 99 known children scattered around the globe. “I have children in Australia, Israel, Canada, Austria, Germany, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, England,” he says. “There are also the possibles” — the women he had sex with whom he never heard from again.