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Old 30.06.2012, 08:34
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Uni Zürich says that people are 14% more likely to die on their birthday

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18626157

Both my girlfriend and I roll the odometer this month - I'm starting to get a bit more worried about it!
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Old 30.06.2012, 08:43
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Re: Uni Zürich says that people are 14% more likely to die on their birthday

Ahhh..

So are you saying: avoid jumping into fountains on your birthday?

Whats life without a bit of... er... living?
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Old 30.06.2012, 10:34
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Re: Uni Zürich says that people are 14% more likely to die on their birthday

My wife knows a vicar and he definitely subscribes to the 'holding on' theory after Christmas/New Year, he expects to be busy organising funerals after a certain date.

Of course this has nothing to do with birthdays...
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My dad died 2 days after his birthday, and my mom 2 weeks after New Years. Must be true. Seriously, I have no idea. As the article said, the sample could be fraught with error.
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Re: Uni Zürich says that people are 14% more likely to die on their birthday

My grandmother died the night before we celebrated her birthday. We had all flown over to the UK, had all gone to see her that evening and she died in her sleep that night.
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Old 30.06.2012, 14:37
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Re: Uni Zürich says that people are 14% more likely to die on their birthday

Could it be that second glass of celebratory sherry!?
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