TIL that Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two men who reached Mount Everest, didn’t know when his exact birthday was. After his ascent of Everest on 29 May 1953, he decided to celebrate his birthday on that day thereafter.

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“His exact date of birth is unknown, but he knew it was in late May by the weather and the crops” “His year of birth, according to the Tibetan calendar, was the Year of the Rabbit, making it likely that he was born in 1914” Pretty cool, so picking the month of May works out, at least he’s probably only off by 1 to 29 days.


I emigrated to the US from an Asian country, and my parents didn’t know neither my birthday nor my brother (just the years born). The US Immigration marked it as Jan 1.


I like this and I love it that they both get their as a team together and not one first.


“Hey man, when is your bday?” “Shieeeet, I don’t fucking know” “wat”


‘Tenzing Norgay’ was once the answer to the million question on german ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’, and I was sitting in front of the TV and actually knew the answer, at the age of 12, because I read about it in some book. My parents didn’t. Random, I know, but I STILL REMEMBER YOU, TENZING