Birthday FUN Facts

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…Since Your Last Birthday…

31,536,000 seconds have passed.

Your hair has likely grown to 12 cm, and your nails about 4 cm.

Your heart has beaten 42,075,900 times.

You have taken approximately 15,768,000 breaths.

You will have had about 1,460 dreams.

The world’s population has grown by 76,570,430.

Your heart has pumped 2,688,000 litres of blood throughout your body!

There have been more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world.

The Earth has completed an entire journey around the sun, travelling about 584,337,600 miles.

…Miscellaneous, Birthday Figures…

If you counted 24 hours a day, you would be over 31,000 years old when you reach one trillion!

In the time it takes you to read this, another five babies will have been born.

“Golden Birthday” is when your age and date of birth are the same.

“Birthday Paradox” is the likelihood that out of 23 people, there is a 50/50 chance that two of them will have the same birthday. This probability goes up to 99% for a group of 57 people!

15 million is the average number of people celebrating a birthday today (and every day around the world)!

An estimated 2 billion birthday cards are sent every year in the U.S.

In 1989, the world’s largest birthday cake was created to celebrate the 100th birthday of Fort Payne, Alabama. The cake weighed 128,238 pounds, 8 oz. and used 16,209 pounds of icing!

The world’s most expensive birth certificate belongs to Paul McCartney, which was auctioned in March 1997 for $84,146 USD!

The Sultan of Brunei hosted the world’s most expensive birthday party to celebrate his 50th year. The cost? A whopping $27.2 million! Three concerts featuring Michael Jackson cost $16 million of the total amounts.

In the U.S., more people are born on October 5 than any other day.