Nesting instinct

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Nesting instinct

DUCKS. Penguins. What is it with this column this week? And it's not just us either. Research from Japan published yesterday shows that most male commuters are very unhappy with their lot.

The most popular alternative life would be that of a bird - preferably a hawk or an eagle.

The second preferred choice would be to be a woman. Of 2,867 respondents, 148 said they would particularly like to be reincarnated as housewives "and enjoy a nap in the middle of the day, and three guaranteed meals".