Wednesday, 23 January 2013

alterFACT: You Are More Likely To Die On Your Birthday

The study carried out by "serious" (as BBC calls them) Swiss scientists shows that you are 14% more likely to die on your birthday than any other day. The study analysed 2.5 million death in Switzerland between 1969 and 2008.

Some claim that the dogs playing dead were mistakenly accounted for as well

There are number of hypothesis to explain this phenomena. Some say that people "hang on" to their birthday, while  others attribute this statistic to the fact that one is more likely to take greater risk on their birthday, such as drunk driving. There is also a possibility that some documents had wrong dates.


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