I was reading an article by Oliver Sacks and in it he said that elements and birthdays had been intertwined for him since he was a boy. He went on to say that when he was 11 he would say he was sodium.
So of course with that I was curious enough to it look up. Chemical Elements are assigned an Atomic Numbers from 1 to 118. When more elements are discovered the numbers will increase.
30? – You could say you are Zinc (the German, ‘zinc’, which may in turn be derived from the Persian word ‘sing’, meaning stone)
33? – You could say you are Arsenic
36? – You could say you are Krypton (the Greek ‘kryptos’, meaning hidden)Ah shades of Superman
47? – Ahhh Silver
50? – Tin
Okay skipping ahead. 78, 79, and 80 are Platinum, Gold and Mercury. Just think for a full year I can be gold, if I get that far??
Not a bad way to define birthdays. For a complete list click here.