I just looked up my birthday today on Wikipedia, first time I’ve ever done this. Last year the fifth moon of Pluto, Styx, was found and I didn’t even realize it. The name is appropriately fitting for the location.
Even though not a statistician or numbers person, I like stuff like this. It’s fascinating. Who else was born the day you were? What was going on you weren’t aware of?
Recently a family member, who eats and drinks numbers, statistics, and maps, met another person who was born the same day they were but in a different hospital not too far away. My family member, when they meet new people, almost immediately asks when that person’s birthday is. That’s how they find commonality.
Somewhere I have a copy of my birth announcement. There were five or six other people listed in the announcement who were born on the same day at the same hospital. I wonder what happened to them. Are they still in the area? Have we crossed paths and not realized it?
Life is weird like that sometimes.