Want a boy? Be an accountant

Being a hard working journalist, TS has little time to think about children. Besides, the little brats practically look after themselves nowadays.

But for you broody accountants out there, you may be interested to know that you are more than likely, should you decide to plunge in to parenthood, to end up with a boy.

The London School of Economics, for some reason only apparent to themselves, undertook some research that found those who enter professions such as accountancy or engineering are quite probably destined to end up having boys, while those that choose caring careers such as nursing or teaching will most likely have girls.

TS can envision scores of little accountants running around with ‘My First Ledger’ under their arms, disturbingly.

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