Dr Abe V Rotor
If the mother looks beautiful, the baby is likely to be a girl, if it is the opposite it's going to be a boy.
The formula seems easy enough, but the criteria of beauty are relative, and if one is not familiar with the person, he may not have sufficient basis of comparison.
But I am witness to one who might have the eighth sense. I asked her and she explained. "A mother who is carrying a baby girl exudes warmth and radiance, her skin is smooth, her eyes bright and has an easy and positive disposition." She pointed at her specimen, a relative of hers.
True to her prediction, the baby proved to be a girl.
Now it was my turn.
A cousin of mine was five months pregnant. I studied her intently. She did not have the radiance and disposition the expert found in the mother we had earlier studied. Everything was the opposite. "It's going to be a boy," I concluded confidently.
I forgot all about it until my cousin paid a visit at home. A little girl was tagging behind. I studied her little face as she peeped behind her mother's skirt. She looked stern and sore from crying.
It was no different from the face I saw five years ago.
Acknowledgement: Living with Folk Wisdom by AV Rotor; Internet photo