Data of Birth is a website that may not be for everyone. After all, there are two types of people in this world — the kind who love to be ready for every detail and the kind who like to fly by the seat of their pants.
If you’re a pantser, then finding out how many times you’ve breathed or how many times your heart has taken a beat or how many hours you’ve slept or when you will die, is scary.
For the other camp, though, this might be one of the coolest tools on the internet.
The concept of Data of Birth is simple. Just enter your exact birthday. For the example below, we’ll use May 1, 2014. In seconds, the site runs calculations to tell you everything you wanted to know about yourself (and perhaps some things you didn’t want to know).
So a child who was born around eight months ago, has lived 0.66 years (5,798 hours or 347,893 minutes or 20,873,587 seconds, etc.).
Not only that, their heart has beaten 27,831,449 times, they’ve blinked 5,914,182 times, and breathed 6,957,862 times.
They’ve spent about two months sleeping — the site breaks it down for you in hours, but you get the point — and they have around 71.87 years (or 79.18 years for U.S. citizens) left in their lives.
As you can see, it works on averages, so it isn’t an exact science, but it’s pretty darn close.
What happens if you’re older than the average? Well, the site doesn’t break. It just tells you approximately how long you’ve lived past the average.
I had an uncle who was born on Halloween in 1905. I knew him in the last few years of his life. If he were still alive today — he died one week shy of 84 — he would have outlived his life expectancy by 30.91 years, and slept the equivalent of approximately 37 years.
As you can see, Data of Birth is an incredibly fun and addicting website, especially when you have a large family.
Perhaps the one thing it does include that both planners and pantsers can agree on is the astrological information. As a Scorpio, my old uncle was “transient, self-willed, purposeful, and unyielding.”
He moved around a lot, taught himself to read after dropping out of school in the third grade, had a reason for everything he did, and was as stubborn as a mule, so it’s pretty accurate.
Have you given Data of Birth a try? If so, what were your results? If not, here’s the link. Tell us how you did.