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Birth and death

- A right royal statistical anomaly.


It was once said:

"Yes, I survived yet another birthday."

Did you know that while approximately 1 in 365.26 people die on their birthday, almost exactly 1 in 1 people are born on their birthday?

Studies into this statistical anomaly inevitably focus on the very few people who were not born on their birthday, such as the Queen. This has lead researchers to believe that there is a link between non-birthday dates of birth and either (a) extreme fame and power or (b) family problems. The intuitive link between family and birth leads most researchers to focus on (b).

Only tentative conclusions have been reached, and research continues although funding is tight.

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