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Singing `Happy Birthday` is awful for everyone involved. Here`s how to celebrate instead. from Journalist's blog

Singing `Happy Birthday` is awful for everyone involved. Here`s how to celebrate instead.

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It wrenches your spine, fills your gut with cement, makes your palms sweat and your blood boil. It`s worse than the grinding of teeth, nails against a chalkboard, Kendall Roy`s Succession rap.

It`s, you guessed it, "Happy Birthday to You." 

Credited to sisters Patty and Mildred Hill (but mired in legal disputes forever), this annual hymnal of birth has plagued partiers since the late 19th century. It has been translated into at least 18 languages, accompanying festivities across the globe. Famous performers include Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Mick Jagger, and NASA`s Curiosity rover. Read more...

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