Sunday, October 05, 2008

Happy Birthday!

According to a survey by, more Americans are celebrating their birthday today, October 5, than on any other day of the year. How do we know this for sure? Well, claims to have a database of more than 135 million people's birthdays. And their survey asked 12,576 people — not a huge sampling, but big enough, I suppose. (By the way, the least common birth date in the U.S. is May 22.) If you think about it, it's not sooo surprising that October 5 is a popular birthday. After all, what was nine months ago? That's right, conception would have fallen on New Year's Eve. Oddly enough, I have more than 350 friends on Facebook, and not a single one of them is celebrating their birthday today. But if you are, then allow me to wish you a very happy day.


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