In an hour and a half it will be 10/10/10. Could a birthday be any more auspicious than that?
Plus, I will be 49 years old. In the Bible, that would be 7×7 or perfection squared.
So, good for me. Many happy returns of the day, etc. But I’d better enjoy it, because soon enough I’ll be a grumpy old man. Which brings me to today’s science fact: old men really are grumpier. From the Telegraph of the U.K.:
“We laugh twice as much in our teens as we do in our fifties. And our findings suggest that it’s all downhill from 52.â€
The study found that while an infant can laugh aloud as many as 300 times every day, life rapidly becomes far less fun.