Born Under a Good Sign

This kid better have a great life, or he’s got a lot to answer for: a boy named Jack Falkner was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisc., on Saturday, 7/7/07, and he weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. That, at least, is what the hospital says. But think about it: if you were the person looking at Baby Jack’s scale, mightn’t you have rounded up or down to hit the magical 7 lbs.-7 oz. mark?

Even if that were the case, there were probably plenty of other lucky babies. Seven pounds, 7 ounces is a pretty typical birthweight, and there are more than 11,000 babies born in the U.S. every day (although fewer on weekends). What I want to hear about is the 7 lbs.-7 oz. kid who was born at 7:07 a.m. on 7/7/07. Any leads? She will probably grow up to be a poker champ.

(Hat tip: Derek Giromini.)


egretman

But wait, we don't know the true date of jesus's birth. Therefore, who really was born on 7/7/07? We don't know. Wouldn't it make more sense to start the count from the known start of the universe.

That date is Sunday 23 October, 6011 years ago.

frankenduf

egretman reads conservapedia- I heard the kid's middle name was damien... (cue the scary music)

cactusdave

Two knocks against the kid :
1. "Cancer" isn't exactly a good sign.
2. Born in Wisconsin
(http://randumbs.blogspot.com)

goinglikesixty

The kid you're looking for needs to be name Sven, too right?
My 070707 post was a hand with seven fingers!

snubgodtoh

Either frankenduf or myself reads idontgetsarcasmapedia.com
So who is it, me or he?

godplaysdice

It looks to me like about two percent of babies have birth weights between 7 lbs 6.5 oz and 7 lbs 7.5 oz, which would round to 7-7; 7.5 babies are born every minute in the U.S., so about 15 babies were born in the U.S. at either 7:07 am or 7:07 pm (local time); you'd thus expect 0.3 of these super-lucky babies in the U.S. So your kid may or may not exist in this country. In the world, though, he or she probably does exist. I go into this a little more here.

Ike Pigott

I was born exactly 13 minutes until midnight on 6-6-6x. Now I can't find a ballcap that will cover the horns on my head.

goinglikesixty

Take the Lucky Seven Quiz:
http://goinglikesixty.wordpress.com/2007/07/07/070707-070707/

royceremer

I wanna know about the kid who was born at 7:77am on 07/07/07...oh wait...

Seriously, what ever made the number seven lucky?

adardia

I was born at 7:07am and weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. I was born to parents who lived in a town with the 07070 zip code. My social security number had mostly 0s, 7s. But I was born on 5/25/82.

miguelpires

Would he be unlucky if he was born in a different metric system?

goinglikesixty

CNN Headline News today had a kid born with lots o sevens, date, weight, time I think was 7:17, 7th floor, 7th anniversary for parents.

godplaysdice

The Luckey family had a baby on July 7, which weighed seven pounds, nine ounces.

Luckymama

My baby was born on 07/07/07 at 7:07am He weighed 7 lbs....but 15 ounces ha ha

Ron T.

I couldnt tell you if the number 7 has been lucky for me but I was born the last of 7 children and weighed 7 lbs 7 oz 5/2/65

mama7

my daughter was born on friday july 7 ar 7:07 pm. but she was 7 lbs 9 oz....

Dan R.

My son was born on 7/7/07 in room seven!

Marie7

My daughter was born on 7-7-7 at 3:04 pm... I was n labor for seven hrs as well...

egretman

But wait, we don't know the true date of jesus's birth. Therefore, who really was born on 7/7/07? We don't know. Wouldn't it make more sense to start the count from the known start of the universe.

That date is Sunday 23 October, 6011 years ago.

frankenduf

egretman reads conservapedia- I heard the kid's middle name was damien... (cue the scary music)