The septuplets factoid was brought to my attention by alert reader Rick Vestal. I could only find two articles that mentioned it: this one from ABCNEWS, and this one from MSNBC.
Just in case those articles disappear, here's the first few paragraphs of the ABC one:
Nov. 24 -- One of the McCaughey septuplets was put back on a respirator today and doctors downgraded his condition from fair to serious.
ABC's story had a silly accompanying graphic of seven multicolored babies floating in space around a numeral 7. I couldn't resist lifting and modifying it a little:
Several days later, I happened to visit the above story at ABC again, and was surprised to see that they had changed their graphic! Why on earth they would change a graphic like that on what was by now an old news story (but at the same URL) is totally beyond me, but who am I to argue with Corporate America?