Are you more likely to die on your birthday?

Yes. It’s 14% more likely you’ll die on your birthday. (Hat tip: Christian Jarrett)

Via The Independent:

It emerges that we are 14 per cent more likely to die on our birthday, according to new research based on a study of more than two million people.

The authors of the study blame what they have called anniversary reaction hypothesis, or birthday blues, with stress playing a significant part. Causes of birthday deaths included heart attacks, stroke, cancer, falls and suicide.

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