Originally Posted by patteeu
I just used the celebrities' birthdays as the predicted death date because I'm not very imaginative. Unfortunately, I had to throw a couple of good candidates aside because their birthdays were too early in the year to have much chance of hitting on it.
It seems like you should go with the day after their birthday. If they're on their deathbed you'd think that they'd do an adrenaline burst to reach their birthday, and if they're not on their deathbed you'd think that the letdown after their birthday or the gorging on cake would impact their immune or coronary systems.
Now I want to do a statistical analysis to see if the general population is statistically more likely to die the day after their birthday than on their birthday or the day before. If my theory is true, we could start card-counting in celebrity death pools all over the internet.