« on: 25/03/2009 12:01:46 »
There is probably something in that but it still reminds me of a story from long ago.
In the days before ultrasound scans and such it was impossible to tell the sex of a baby before it was born. A doctor with more brains than honesty used to offer pregnant women a test- he would take a urine sample to his "laboratory" and examine it then tell the woman whether the child would be a boy or a girl.
He charged for this service but, each time he got it wrong he would give the woman her money back so that was all right.
Nice scam if you can get away with it.
Didn't he say it was a boy most the time, as well? Due to the higher male birth rate (+infant mortality, or fatality if you've played too many arcade games) he was thus more likely to be right.