Friday, December 28, 2007
In England, when you reach 80, 90 or 100 years of age, you receive a telegram from the Queen.
The French and Italian celebrate Name Days more so than birthdays.
In Korea, the two most important birthdays are the 100th day and the 60th year.
In the Islamic world, green is a good color to use for wrapping.
A Golden Birthday happens only once in a person's lifetime. It happens when the person's age and the date of the day they were born is the same.
More people celebrate their birthdays in August than in any other month. The two other months in which birthday rates are high is July and September.
The world's largest birthday cake was created in 1989 it weighed 128,238 pounds, 8 oz. and used 16,209 pounds of icing.
The most common birth date is October 5 and the least common is May 22 in U.S.A.
The Sultan of Brunei hosted the world's most expensive Birthday Party to celebrate his 50th Birthday on 13 July, 1996. The cost was a whopping US $27.2 million. Three concerts featuring Michael Jackson costs US $16 million of the total amounts.
Paul McCartney's Birth Certificate was auctioned in March 1997, for US $84,146. It is believed to be the world's most expensive Birth Certificate.
William Shakespeare's died on his 52nd birthday: 23 April 1616.
The first balloons are believed to have been children's toys, made from animal bladders and/or intestines, often filled with water. The Aztecs used to blow air into the bowels of sacrificed cats and twisted them into animal shapes and presented these to the gods as a sacrifice. Toy balloons were introduced by pioneer rubber manufacturer Thomas Hancock.