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Birthday Facts, Bonanza!
A recent survey showed that 71% of participants love celebrating their birthday, at any age. Are you one of them?
Well, you should be! Whether you’re a birthday supporter or a birthday Scrooge, the fact remains that your 1-in-500 millionth chance of conception is something worth celebrating! So, help yourself to some cake, pour a little bubbly and savor some of these birthdays facts, along with that frosting.
Birthdays: A Brief History
Birthday invitations are thought to date as far back as the 1st century AD!
Claudia Severa, wife of Roman commander Aelius Brocchus, sent out the first documented birthday invitation sometime during 100 AD.
Known as the Vindolanda Tablets, these carbon-based ink slabs were made out of wooden leaf fragments, and served as an archaic precursor to what we currently refer to as “save the date” reminders!
The following excerpt has been provided by the British Museum Press, and accounts the translated details of Severa’s celebratory event:
“Claudia Severa to her [sister] Lepidina, greetings. On the third day before the Ides of September, sister, for the day of the celebration of my birthday, I give you a warm invitation to make sure that you come to us, to make the day more enjoyable for me by your arrival. Give my greetings to your Cerealis. My Aelius and my little son send their greetings. I shall expect you, sister. Farewell, sister, my dearest soul, as I hope to prosper, and hail.”
An Overview of Birthday Trivia
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Miscellaneous, Birthday Figures
If you counted 24 hours a day, you would be over 31,000 years old when you reach one trillion!
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