There are certain things we’d love to inherit from our parents, and you’d think that intelligence, sense of humour and ability to parallel park would at least make the top ten. Apparently not, as inheriting what we are capable of thinking or doing is not as high on our list as how we like looking. A poll of 2,000 Brits has found that the top three genes we are most grateful to our parents for passing on are those which give us a high metabolism, height and thick hair. Closely followed by those that make us tan easily, and give us blue eyes. It gives a whole new meaning to mummy’s blue-eyed boy.