World’s Strangest

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Are you more likely to die on your birthday ?

A Swiss study has revealed that you are 14% more likely to die on your birthday than on any other day. The remarkable statistic was reached following …

How Much Sleep Do New Parents Lose?

An often-cited statistic claims a new baby typically robs parents of anywhere between 400-750 hours of sleep in the first year alone. Related Question: Over to you, moms and dads—how much sleep did you miss out on in your child’s first year? [A reliable primary source was hard to pin down, which is why I'm curious to [...]

The United States of Awesome

Remember the United States of Shame, where each state was labeled with the statistic it was worst in? Ilya Gerner figured that there should be a statistic that each state is best in, and made a map accordingly. However, I’m not sure how proud I can be that Kentucky is the best armed state. Link [...]

Have a Daughter? Get a Prenup!

A new study shows that couples with first-born daughters are 5% more likely to divorce than those who don’t, and the statistic shoots up to 10% in families who have three or more daughters. Now that the numbers are in place, psychologists are hotly debating why families with boys have fewer occurrences of divorce. Some researchers [...]