1. Over fifteen million people have the same birthday as you.
3. The Germans created the first birthday cake about 200 years ago. It was made from sweetened bread dough topped with sugar.
4. The world’s largest birthday cake was created in 1989 for the 100th Birthday of the city of Fort Payne, Alabama. The cake weighed over 128,000 pounds. More than 16,000 pounds of that weight was icing.
5. The world’s most expensive birthday party cost over $27 million US. It was for the Sultan of Brunei’s 50th birthday, and the cost included hiring Michael Jackson to perform live.
7. Almost two billion dollars is spent in the United States annually on birthday cards.
10. The song ‘Happy Birthday’ is copyrighted and makes around two million dollars a year from licensing fees.