Babies Are Most Likely To Be Born This Thursday Due To Boxing Day Sex
It turns out that Boxing Day is a very merry time of year indeed, as more than 2,000 little ones are expected to be born this Thursday following a bout of festive baby making.
In fact, we're friskier around the Christmas period as a whole, with more babies being conceived in these days than at any other time of year.
But why is this, you might ask? Why would we choose the time when we're stuffed full of minced pies and Christmas turkey and worn out from a full day of sales shopping?!
Well, according to the ONS, there's a very sensible reason.
Apparently, its thought that most parents choose the Christmas period to conceive because they want their kids to be at the start of the school year. Clever.
While people are often busy baby making on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, these two dates are also the least common days to give birth. A smart move - we can imagine the only thing that would make labour more painful is knowing you're missing out on Christmas dinner, too.
But fear not, December babies. While you might be in the minority, it isn't all doom and gloom if you're a December baby, because you're also statistically more likely to live longer.
The report published in the Journal of Ageing Research showed people born in December are more likely to live to 105 or even longer compared to the other months of the year.
There is even more great news for anyone born in December, as they also officially have less mood swings and don't complain as much as others. The stats don't lie, people.
The study puts these superiorities down to "seasonal variations".
So maybe we should push that Boxing Day baby making back a few months, after all?
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