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# Happy Birthday Everyone! We Are All 2018!

A friend sent me this today  and it was certainly true for me.  Pretty amazing info!  Try it for yourself and see!

We are all 2018 today  –   Today the whole world is the same age.
Today is a very special day.
It happens only once every 1,000 years
This is true for everyone.
It is strange and inexplicable.   Try it and see.
It will not happen again for another 1,000 years.
So….. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
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## Re: Happy Birthday Everyone! We Are All 2018!

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And next year we will all be 2019 and the year after 2020.....

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## Re: Happy Birthday Everyone! We Are All 2018!

@Pearlee wrote:

A friend sent me this today  and it was certainly true for me.  Pretty amazing info!  Try it for yourself and see!

We are all 2018 today  –   Today the whole world is the same age.
Today is a very special day.
It happens only once every 1,000 years
This is true for everyone.
It is strange and inexplicable.   Try it and see.
It will not happen again for another 1,000 years.
So….. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Not true.  It only works, if you've already celebrated your birthday by today.  This formula will only work, if it's December 31st, by which time everyone has had a birthday during the year.

And, as already stated - it works for 2019, 2020.........not amazing or inexplicable at all.

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## Re: Happy Birthday Everyone! We Are All 2018!

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@CelticCrafter wrote:

And next year we will all be 2019 and the year after 2020.....

Exactly.  True for every year -- as long as you have already had your birthday.  This is a hoax that I have gotten in email year after year.

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## Re: Happy Birthday Everyone! We Are All 2018!

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Published 5 October 2018

Claim

Adding your age to your birth year equals 2,018 on one particular day that occurs once every thousand years.

Rating:   ❌False

Origin

Numerology is a common source of online misinformation and unreliable memes........

........  internet users often spread much more trivial and less sinister claims about hidden numerical patterns and coincidences.

In September 2018, an old and recurring example of this phenomenon gained popularity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with images claiming that “Only today your age + year of birth. The total will be 2018. This only happens every 1000 years”:

Most readers who performed this calculation will have found it to be true. The reason for this is not some mysterious, once-a-millennium event, but rather simple mathematics.

If I am 18 years old and I was born in the year 2000, adding 18 and 2,000 will yield 2,018. Equally, if I am 40 years old and I was born in the year 1978, adding 40 to 1,978 will also give me 2,018.

The “trick,” such as it is, only works if your birthday has already taken place in 2018. In October 2018, someone born in November 2000 is still only 17 years old, just as someone born in November 1978 is still 39 years old — in both cases the calculation yields a total of 2,017 rather than 2,018.

In logical terms, the reason this meme sometimes tricks people into believing they have witnessed something incredible or meaningful is that it expresses your age and your birth year as two separate facts, rather than explaining (as we all actually know) that your age is a function of your birth year. You are the age you are because your age is the number of full years that have passed since you were born.

The “age + birth year” canard is an old one. Internet users spread an almost identical meme in 2017....."

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## Re: Happy Birthday Everyone! We Are All 2018!

It is still fun all the same

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## Re: Happy Birthday Everyone! We Are All 2018!

@cherry wrote:

It is still fun all the same

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Always good to see someone with a positive attitude. I suspect you are a "glass-half-full" person.

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## Re: Happy Birthday Everyone! We Are All 2018!

@Highlands72depends on the situation

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## Re: Happy Birthday Everyone! We Are All 2018!

Nope!  I’m 62 born in 1955. = 2017

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## Re: Happy Birthday Everyone! We Are All 2018!

@StephaniM wrote:

Nope!  I’m 62 born in 1955. = 2017

@StephaniM  See a post above where a poster said for this to work you have to have already had your 2018 birthday.  Perhaps you haven't yet.