7 Fascinating Facts About November Babies
Some say that November is an especially auspicious month to have a birthday. This could be because November has six of the rarest birthdays on the calendar…or because it’s a month stuffed so full of gratitude and good feels (oh, and literal stuffing—yum!). Here are just a few facts that make November babies so special.
Your November baby will be a Scorpio or a Sagittarius.
November babies born between November 1st and the 22nd are Scorpios, an often-misunderstood sign. Scorpio babies tend to be enigmatic and sensitive with an intelligent creative streak. But they can also be domineering and ambitious, two traits that give Scorpio a bit of a reputation. November babies born after the 22nd fall under the sign of Sagittarius and are represented by the Archer. These babies tend to be optimistic and adventurous…perhaps making the toddler years especially fun.
November babies have a topaz birthstone.
Did you know that before the 20th century, all gems that appear in a hue of yellow were called topaz? It turns out that topaz, just like Scorpio, was a bit misunderstood, but thanks to the science of gemology, we now know that topaz is a distinct gem species with lots of gorgeous colors to choose from, including the citrine, a more affordable relative of the topaz that is also a November birthstone.
The birth flower for November is the chrysanthemum.
In the 18th and 19th century, floriography was the popular art of sending messages through floral bouquets. Each flower had a specific meaning and you could put them together to communicate your feelings. Chrysanthemums—or mums for short—signaled loyalty and honesty. To boot, they’re a quintessentially autumn flower.
November babies might be amazing athletes.
In one fascinating study, researchers noted a clear athletic advantage for babies born in November over all other calendar birth months. After testing for hang grip strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, and lower body power, kids born in November were more athletic across the board, even beating out October babies...who are thought to be the strongest.
November babies might have healthy tickers.
According to one study from Columbia University, birth month may indicate disease risk over a lifetime. Based on that research, it appears that babies born in November may be less likely than babies born in other months to develop heart problems or lung cancer. But, beware, the same study found that babies born in November appear to have an increased risk of respiratory issues later in life.
Your November baby might be part of a mini Valentine’s Day baby boom.
In 2015, British researchers noticed a peculiar trend in birth rates, they seemed to spike for one particular week in the year. Yup, you guessed it, the week of Valentine’s Day appears to have bitten new parents with the love bug, and lo and behold, in November there is a 5% increase in births.
November babies share their birthdays with some major Hollywood A-listers.
November babies get bragging rights thanks to some of the amazing celebs that celebrate their birthdays in this month. Celebs that share a November birthday include Emma Stone, Chrissy Teigen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Whoopi Goldberg, RuPaul, and even Bill Nye the Science Guy.
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