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How Common Is Your Birthday? Consult This Chart And Find Out

A lot of people think of their birthday as a special day, a day made just for them, and they totally trip out when they meet someone who was born on the same day.

But if you've ever wondered how rare the day of your birth actually is consult this chart created by Matt Stiles of The Daily Viz and you'll see- if you were born in the summer your day isn't that rare, born in January and you're a rare breed indeed.

Matt created this chart based on data gathered from The New York Times, and Lane Harrison gave it the 2.0 treatment by making an interactive version with information spanning 1973-1999.

-Via Laughing Squid


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I was born nine months and two days after Christmas -very common.

I heard that these days, more babies are born on Tuesdays than any other day, because so many births are induced, and doctors play golf on Wednesdays.
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I read something once about how birthrates in China fall on the fourth of each month because its unlucky and that a similar thing happens in the US for Halloween. I wonder if the same thing happens at Christmas? Though I did know a couple who were both pastors who had their child's birth induced on Christmas...
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