We all love to celebrate our birthdays, throw parties, and spend some quality time with our family and friends. However, in the old times, no one used to keep birthday records, and people were not even sure about what year they were born. The history of birthday celebrations can be traced back to the rise of Christianity in the western regions. In those times, there were no traditions of bringing gifts, and guests attending birthdays to give good wishes. However, we still focus on birthday celebrations, and never think of some interesting facts related to birthdays in general. Today we will give you some of the weirdest and mind-blowing birthday facts that will fascinate and amaze you at the same time!

Fifteen Mind-Blowing Birthday Facts Are Here:

1. According to some historians, the first people to celebrate birthdays were Egyptians, but only the royal ones. The common people celebrated birthdays for the first time in the Roman dynasty.

2. World's longest cake was created in Kerala, India, which measured 17,388 ft and was achieved by the Bakers’ Association Kerala on 15 January 2020. More surprisingly, the cake was finished within 10 minutes by the waiting crowd!

3. Today, birthdays are mostly celebrated by children, but centuries ago, birthdays were meant to celebrate only by the adults.

4. World's most expensive birth certificate belongs to Paul McCartney, which was auctioned in March 1997 for $84,146.

5. In today's time, the most common birth date of the year is 9th September..!

6. When your age and date of birth are the same it is known as the ‘Golden Birthday’. For instance, if your birth date is 21st of any month, then your 21st birthday will be a Golden Birthday!

7. August is considered as the most popular birthday month, accounting about 9% of all birthdays in the world. And the other two months that follow August closely in terms of the number of birthdays in a month are July and September.

8. Around 17.7 million is the average number of people celebrating their birthdays today, and every day around the world.

9. People of Ireland celebrate birthdays of babies in a very funny manner. They lift the child upside down and bumps him or her on the floor. And these bumps depend on how old the child is. It is believed that it brings good luck, and sometimes an extra bump is also added for more good luck!

10. Everyone knows that 29th February comes once every 4 years, and it's the least common birth date. But the next least common birth date which comes after 29th February is 22nd May.

11. There is a phenomenon of Birthday-Twins which we all are aware of, but this phenomenon is also called as the ‘Birthday Paradox’. It is the likelihood that out of 23 people, there is a 50-50 chance that two of them will have the same birthday. And this probability goes up to 99% for a group of 57 people.

12. In China, an infant is considered age 1. Accordingly, on the birthday of a 1-year-old in most parts of the world, an infant in China would be aged 2 years.

13. In North Korea, no one celebrates birthdays on July 8 and December 17 because these were the dates of the deaths of Kim II-Sung and Kim Jong-II, respectively. More than 1,00,000 people in North Korea celebrate displaced birthdays on July 9 or December 18 to avoid the passing dates of these emperors.

14. By the time you will read this entire article, around 250 babies will have been born.

15. If you think you spent a lot of money on your birthdays, think again! The Sultan of Brunei hosted the world's most expensive birthday party to celebrate his 50th birthday with a whopping amount of $27 million.



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