There is a famous story about a brilliant man and a beautiful woman. They were having a conversation and the woman suggested the two might have a child together, inheriting his brains and her looks, and it would be the smartest, most beautiful person in the world. Then the man replied that he feared the reverse would happen and it would receive his looks and her brains.
For today’s Daily Create imagine in “fantasy football style,” an ideal couple in which you get to choose each of the parents for a desired outcome in the offspring. You can choose anyone from history, no living persons, please. Which two people would you pick and why? What would happen if the desired traits accidentally were reversed?