Lunchtime Poll: Birthday Twins

When I was a kid, I was always super excited to check the newspaper on my birthday to see which famous people were born the same day. Now Wikipedia makes that even easier! 

Some of the cool people I share my day with are

  • Henry David Thoreau
  • George Eastman (as in Eastman Kodak)
  • Buckminster Fuller
  • Oscar Hammerstein II (as in Rodgers and)
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Pianist Van Cliburn (I only care because my grandma knew his mom!)
  • Richard Simmons (lol)
  • Robin Wilson (from the Gin Blossoms! I got a high five from him when I saw them in concert a few years ago!)
  • Kristi Yamaguchi
  • Malala Yousafzai!

And I was born the exact same day and year as Topher Grace and Michelle Rodriguez. (Though of course the coolest person to share my bday is our own lovely Sara Habein!) I refuse to acknowledge that Bill Cosby shares the day too. He can go to hell.

Who do you share a birthday with?

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Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

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