12/06/2012

Your Birthday Could Be Your Deathday

Birthday Cake of DeathScientists have found that we are more likely to die on our birthday than any other day of the year. So already we can see the take-home message from this news story: always keep the receipt for birthday gifts.

On average, people over the age of 60 were 14 per cent more likely to die on their birthdays. We should really not celebrate our birthday, but celebrate the day after, in a "Yey, I made it through another one" vibe.

Researchers who studied more than two million people over 40 years found a rise in deaths from heart attacks, strokes, falls and suicides.

I guess it makes sense. Our birthdays are the days when we eat more cake than normal, we spend more time with our faces near naked flames, and most of all, a birthday is the only day when people who normally care about you, wait in hiding ready to scare you by shouting, "Surprise!!!"

Dr Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross of the University of Zurich, said: "Birthdays end lethally more frequently than might be expected."

Now that I totally agree with. Not necessarily the birthday person's death, but if someone buys me f***ing socks again...

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