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A mom, dad, and baby all share their special day

MARY REICHARD, HOST: December’s especially eventful for a young couple from Huntsville, Alabama and this year for Dylan and Cassidy Scott, it got even more so.

You see, the two share the same birthday: December 18th.

So when Cassidy got pregnant this spring and did the math, they must’ve thought—hmm, I wonder.

Flash forward to December 17th. They check into the Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children, the clock strikes midnight.

Could it be? Could it be?

Yes, indeed: 12:30 a.m., December 18th, baby daughter Lennon came along. So now mom, dad, and baby share the same birthday!

How likely is that, you ask?

REICHARD: Yes, I do ask.

EICHER: One chance in 133,000.

Now, I checked this on the blog of statistician Anthony B. Masters. Listen to this: The odds of picking up a coin and immediately tossing heads 17 in a row is more likely than parents and a child all sharing the same birthday.

REICHARD: Imagine that!

EICHER: It’s The World and Everything in It.

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