Alpharetta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/23/2013 -- PaperStyle.com recently launched a new info-graphic on unique and amazing birthday facts. While birthdays are a time of celebration, they are accentuated by devotional messages, cakes, and especially birthday cards. Birthday party invitations also continue to soar in global popularity. Based on the infographic, the first birthday invitations date as far back as the 1st century AD.
The first birthday invitations were created using Vindolanda Tablets. These carbon-based ink slabs were made of wooden leaf fragments, and served as an archaic precursor to the modern day equivalent of “Save the Date.” This informative piece also highlights some amazing facts and trivia about birthdays. This includes the fact that over 2 billion birthday cards are printed and sent out every year.
In the U.S., birthday cards account for nearly 58% of all cards purchased. August is also the most popular month for birthdays. In fact, this month accounts for 9% of all the birthdays in the world. While “Happy Birthday” is the main song at birthday parties, the most popular rendition of it is credited to Marilyn Monroe. The late starlet, of course, performed the song for President John F. Kennedy back in the 1960s.
According to the infographic, the most expensive birth certificate belongs to Paul McCartney. In fact, it was auctioned in March 1997 for an amazing $84,146 USD. The world’s largest birthday cake on record dates back to 1989. The cake weighed 128.328 pounds, 8 ounces, and featured over 16,209 pounds of icing. The most expensive birthday party was thrown by the Sultan of Brunei to mark his 50th birthday. The entire cost of the party totaled an unprecedented $27.2 million dollars. Out of the $27.2 million, $16 million was to cover three concerts by Michael Jackson. These concerts, of course, were in honor of the Sultan and his birthday.
Based on the infographic, more people in the U.S. are born on October 5 than any other day. The least common birth date is May 22nd, which excludes leap years. 15 million people are also celebrating their birthday today, which is April 29. For literary aficionados, William Shakespeare passed away on his 52nd birthday: April 23, 1616.
For more amazing facts or to order the best birthday cards and invitations on the market, please visit: Paper Style. You can see their newly released infograph here - http://www.paperstyle.com/is-bin/Tips/Birthday-Facts.
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