Your Birthday Could Also Be Your Deathday
You're more likely to die on your birthday than any other day.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: June 14th, 2012
ew research has shown that of all the days in the year, you're more likely to kick the bucket on your special day than any other day of the year. That's right—you're more likely to die on your birthday than any of the other 364 (or 365 if you're a leap baby!) days. Kind of a bummer, huh? So why the likelihood of a birthday party gone horribly awry?
People are more likely to overindulge on their birthdays, which is one possible cause of death.
Two million people were studied over 40 years, and on the subjects' birthdays, researchers found a rise in deaths caused by strokes, falls, suicides, and heart attacks. There was an 18 percent higher chance for death from stroke, suicide, and heart attack, and a stunning 44 percent higher chance of death from a fall. In essence, be really, really careful on your birthday.
If you're over 60, you're 14 percent more likely to die on your birthday than younger people, too. Getting older is the worst, isn't it
The explanation seems to be that on their birthdays, people are likely to over-indulge (either on cake, ice cream, or booze, probably) and that puts a strain on the heart, or that terminally ill people are holding on for one more birthday before letting go—talk about a bummer of a birthday.