According to research led by the University of Zurich’s Dr Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, you are 14% more likely to die on your birthday than on any other day of the year.

(The research analysed data from 2.5 million deaths in Switzerland between 1969 and 2008, and it doesn’t seem to matter what age you are, or what sex. The researchers put it nicely, “birthdays… appear to end up in a lethal way more frequently than expected.”

Chillingly Professor David Spiegelhalter, a statistician from Cambridge University, says ” It’s purely a birthday effect.”

So, if it’s your birthday today… Be careful out there.)