The Birthday Popularity Chart is Universally Intriguing

By: Courtney Scharf - Published: • References: gizmodo and buzzfeed
In one of the most universally interesting graphs around, BuzzFeed has released a birthday popularity chart, allowing viewers to quickly determine how many others share the same date.

Using information originally published in an article by the New York Times, the graph is an easy-to-use and wonderfully straightforward display of data. Revealing both interesting and predictable information about when people make and have children, it’s an undeniably intriguing creation.

The graph is organized by month and date, and the popularity is indicated by the darkness of each unit. One of the standout findings of the graph is the mass amount of births in September, and the appropriately few amount of April 29th birthdays. It’s hard to tell what one might make of having a highly popular or alternatively unpopular day of birth, but the universality of the viral chart is sending this creation around the web. One conclusion can definitely be made about the chart: people are getting it on in wintertime.

Useful in case you ever wondered about when the most baby-making happens, or doesn’t happen, the graph opens up and answers a lot of questions about birthdays. Offering bragging rates to some and just plain interesting information to others, the birthday popularity chart is a uniquely simplistic presentation of data.