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Born lucky?

Apparently I may have been born lucky: those born in May tend to have better luck and be more optimistic about life. The finding is based on web survey of 30,000 people, asking a series of questions about how lucky people perceived themselves to be.

The scientists think the difference in outlook stems from the effect that daylight hours may have on dopamine, a brain signalling chemical, and early brain development of the foetus.

And according to the survey, those born in November tend to have the worst luck.

5 Comments

  1. Yes, but those born in March tend to be more intelligent and better looking.
    HAH! IN YOUR FACE KATE RAVILIOUS!! 🙂

  2. Excellent news. I always that May was a great month to be born in. I’m a tad biased though. :):):)

  3. I was born in November. Just my luck… 😉

  4. I was also born in November, but I make my own luck. =)

  5. I totally agree with the born lucky statement – born May 24th – highlights of being lucky – 2002 hit by a car ended up only with a badly bruised leg, rucksack took the impact,- 1996 was mean to visit Canary Wharf area for a drink after work, however decided not two hours a bomb went off in the place where we going to drink. I think the saying is you fall in dog mess and come up smelling of roses!!