Everyone is 2019…

Here’s a useless but fascinating fact for you to play with. If you add your year of birth to your age this year it comes to 2019 – happens every thousand years.

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Here are some examples, but give it a go yourself:
born 1951, age this year 68 – – – – 1951 + 68 = 2019
born 1978, age this year 41 – – – – 1978 + 41 = 2019
born 1996, age this year 23 – – – – 1996 + 23 = 2019

Now that you’ve had a play, I’ll confess. This little bit of trivia is circling the globe at the moment. I found out about it because someone sent it to me. At first I thought, wow, cool. But then it dawned on me. Duh! Of course this works, that’s how we calculate our age…the year we are in minus the year we were born equals the number of years we’ve been alive (our age). And it will happen EVERY year.

The moral of this story is don’t take everything you read at face value!

6 comments on “Everyone is 2019…

  1. The first thing I thought was, “Well of course!” Then I though, “Oh wait. How cool!”


  2. If I had seen that, I would have lost my mind. I mean, seriously ranting and raving. The innanity on the Internet… At least this one is true.

    There’s one that’s been floating around for several years now. It says that this is the moneybags year because such and such a month (the month changes) has 5 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in it. And, “this only happens once every 823 years”.

    Um, every year at least one month has this be true. When I first saw this, it was for October. And I shook my head in disbelief. Because it hadn’t been 823 years since this happened. It had been 9 months. It had happened also in January.

    I think we should start a meme. Something similarly innane. I wonder how far it would get.

    • There is so much worthless stuff on the internet, especially social media. Luckily it is (mostly) balanced by the fascinating and factual bits and pieces.

  3. Yeah, it’s what I thought when I read this on Twitter. Somebody must be giggling about the joke they created!

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