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Scientists Say Beautiful People Have Daughters, Not Sons

Stephanie Rausser

A new study finds that attractive couples have more daughters than sons. The news comes from evolutionary psychologist Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics, who tracked 17,000 British babies from their 1958 births, and at age 7, asked their teachers to rate kids on their attractiveness. Fast forward to age 45, and these people were more likely to have daughters. 

The news isn't just outraging moms who have sons (and consider themselves hot to trot), but also people who think spending money on a study like this one is a huge waste of resources. Sometimes I roll my eyes at these studies too, like when scientists spend years to discover that we are like our mothers and babies are pretty nice. This one seems even harder to wrap our brains around, since attractiveness is subjective, anyway. Maybe tomorrow they'll release a study saying scuba divers are more likely to have twins. 

Also, the uber-smokin’ Beckhams have three boys. Just saying. 

What do you think? Have you noticed this to be true? Any moms of sons out there offended at the jab this study takes at their hotness?