7 Weird and Wonderful Facts About November Babies

Whether or not you believe that your fate is written in the stars, it turns out that the month that you’re born in can actually play a significant role in your life. Don’t believe us? Check out these fascinating facts about November babies.

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The boys are more likely to be left-handed
Here’s a weird fact: Research published in Cortex journal has shown that men born from November to January are more likely to be lefties than people born in other months. Scientists don’t really know why this is but suspect it has something to do with pregnant women’s early exposure to sunlight, potentially increasing testosterone levels, which in turn may increase chances of being left-handed.

They’re basically Hollywood royalty
November babes are in good company—Leonardo DiCaprio, Scarlett Johansson, Martin Scorsese, Jodie Foster and Ryan Gosling are all born in the same month. Now that’s a birthday party we’d like to be invited to.

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Their birth flower is the chrysanthemum
These cheery fall plants symbolize youth and longevity (they’re also pretty hardy, which makes them an excellent birthday gift). And according to the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui, they bring laughter and happiness to the home.

They’re more likely to be athletic
Well, it is football season after all. Research from Essex University found that children born in October and November were fitter and stronger than their peers. Scientists think that this could be because their moms had more exposure to sunshine and vitamin D in the last months of pregnancy, which translates into stronger bones and muscles.

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They’re less likely to suffer from heart problems or lung cancer
That’s according to a Columbia University study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. But the same researchers also found that those born in November have an increased risk of respiratory illness. 

They have two birthstones
Champagne-colored topaz may be the most popular, but this shiny gem actually comes in blue, red and pink, too. Citrine (that can only be orange) is known as a healing stone. But both gorgeous jewels are known for their calming energy.

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Their star sign is either Scorpio or Sagittarius
Scorpios (born between October 23 and November 22) are said to be loyal, magnetic and ambitious. Sagittariuses (born between November 23 and December 22) are known for being curious and optimistic with a love of travel. Basically, these are two star signs that you definitely want to be friends with.

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