Tagged With birthdays

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Facebook both perfected and ruined the birthday. At first, it was the greatest convenience — never forget a special day ever again! And then it stopped having any meaning. On Facebook, your birthday is automated and empty because nobody has to devote a single shred of mental energy to remembering or celebrating it.

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Surrounded by friends and family, celebrating with good food and drink, birthdays are happy occasions that we all look forward to. But new research suggests that, of all days, we're most likely to die when we're celebrating the passing of another year of our life.

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Your birthday! The day you feel like the most special person on the planet! The day you get to do what you want. But, don't forget, other people share your birthday too. In fact, a lot of people do. What are the most common birthdays? Check out this snazzy visualisation to find out.

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Sigh, I just found out that I'll celebrate my next birthday at the end of September and I am old geezer, at least in Venusian years. Curious about your own age if you lived on Venus and used its shorter calendar?