Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This is So Weird...

Apparently, a man and his son were born on the same day, and at the same time 23 years apart. Pretty strange...I love stuff like this. :) The following was taken from here.

One day, Aevrik Murray may look just like his father, James. But they actually will share a lot more in common.

When Aevrik was born at 2:33 a.m. June 23 and measured 19 inches long, it turned out his father had all the same numbers 23 years ago, Michigan’s Bay City Times reported Tuesday.

James Ham, a professor of statistics at Delta College in Saginaw, Mich., told the newspaper the chance of that happening is 1 in 525,600.

"So it equals out to about 2 in 1 million that a father and son would share the same date and time of birth," Ham said.

"I just kept staring at Jimmy’s birth certificate," said Mary Murray, James Murray’s mother. "I said, 'Jimmy, you’re not going to believe this: You were both born at exactly the same time.'"

There was another birthing similarity, as well. Like his father, Aevrik was born a few weeks before his due date.

"I thought he was going to come out early because I was an earlier baby," James Murray said. "It was just a shock."

11 comments:

David Amulet said...

Not as weird as a man being born on the same day ... in the SAME year.

Now THAT's odd.

Hammer said...

Freaky!

Malcolm said...

I thought the odds of something like this happening would be even slimmer than 1 in 525,600.

Arv said...

wow... weird kewl stuff...

My friend shares the same date with her mother, years apart. but the same time also??? thats really rare...

Good one mate...

Have a nice day.. Cheers...

Mike said...

My old man got his chartered accountant certificate on the day of my birth - December 14th, 1977.

Jessica said...

David,
Um, yeah it would be...I guess? :)

Hammer,
I thought so being they're from the same family...strange!

Malcolm,
That's the first thing that came to my mind as well. We don't hear about these type of things that often.

Arv,
Cool! Yeah, same date...fairly reasonable, but same time...spooky! :)

Mike,
Cool...2 happy events in one day! Thanks for sharing your birthday. Perhaps you could share your birth time as well...then we could do a reading! lol

Gina said...

I like stories like this too.
Very interesting...

btw, I hope you've kicked that computer virus goodbye ;-)

Have a nice weekend Jessica!

Lina said...

Woah! Wierd!

Hemanth Potluri said...

hope my son comes on the same on my birthday hahah lol..


urs..hemu..

Lena said...

sounds relly interesting. I know few people who share their birthdays with one or another parent but then nobody of them was born at the same time :)

Anonymous said...

Wow this is a really old post but I had no idea the story for me and my son got this far! :) he is 4 and a half now and he is exactly like me!