Do You Know How Common Your Birthday Is? You May Be Surprised.

When my birthday rolls around, that day is about me and only me. It’s my special day, and no one else’s. Other people are welcome to celebrate their own birthdays, but just don’t do it on mine. I was here first.

… or maybe I wasn’t. One user on Reddit compiled birthday statistics into one helpful chart. It displays just how common birthdays are in the US. Do you know just how common yours is? You may be surprised. Apparently, being a New Year’s baby is extremely rare, while being born in September is extremely common. Whoa.

A Redditor recently compiled this graph, showing the most common days of the year for births.

It’s pretty rare for babies to be born on certain holidays (Dec. 24 and 25, July 4, New Years, etc.).

The next graph shows the most common day of the week for births.

The data is slightly out of date, but it seems reasonable that it didn’t change much in the past 10 years. It’s worth noting that Saturdays and Sundays aren’t favored by the expecting, while those pesky workdays later in the week get a lot of love.

The following graphs show the most popular holiday to be born on, a different view of the most popular day of the week, and the season featuring the most “I’m pregnant” conversations.

(via Reddit / Visual News)

I was born on a Friday in the summer, so everyone and their brother has the same birthday as me. Happy Birthday, Internet!

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You’re Probably Not Going To See Something This Adorably Perfect Again. At Least Not For A While.

Misa and Fukumaru are the best of friends, they literally never want to be apart from each other. The only odd part about their friendship is that Misa is an 88 year-old grandmother and Fukumaru is an odd-eyed little cat. Misa found Fukumaru abandoned in a shed when he was just a kitten… and they’ve been by each other’s sides ever since. Miyoko Ihara was taking pictures of her grandmother 12 years ago when she documented their entire friendship. Your heart will be in warm, fuzzy pieces are this.

Luckily, Miyoko Ihara (Misa’s granddaughter) was there to capture all of the wonderful moments.

The cat with heterochromia was left for dead as a kitten…

But now, he just spends his days with his best friend Misa.

… are you gonna share that?

Misa named him Fukumaru, which means “god of good fortune.”

The two have been best friends for over 8 years.

88 year-old Misa is beginning to have hearing issues and Fukumaru is as well.

So more often than not, the pair will be cuddling close.

The days they spend together may be simple, but they are beautiful.

Misa even gets help with the gardening from time-to-time.

These friends don’t need to talk, they already know what the other one is thinking.

Life is good when you have a loving companion.

Especially one that doesn’t mind you’re not the best juggler.

And who is always in on your fun.

Best of all, the friend that will nap with you is absolutely priceless.

They are best friends fur-ever… and they sincerely mean it.

And who said cats aren’t loyal? If you want to see even more heart melting pictures of this duo, the book is available on

Share this unlikely, yet beautiful, friendship with others.

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