I'm near the end of Y2 in yet another farm and my crops are now all harvested, so aside from trying to find the last few artifacts, my main focus for the last few weeks is, as usual, the social push to get everyone's hearts maxed out before Grandpa does his thing. Obviously I have had a keen eye on everyone's birthday, so I can take advantage the 8x multiplier on friendship points when I gift them, and it suddenly struck me that everyone's birthday is different, nobody shares. Although it was a long time ago now, I still remember having to work out in probability classes at school that you only need a group of 23 people for a greater than 50% chance that two of them share a birthday, and that's with a real world calendar of 365 days. In SDV there are 33 people who have birthdays in only 112 days, plus eight festivals, which one can't help noticing are also never coincident with birthdays. That's 41 events, at a rate of more than 2½ per week, that never occur on the same day. With so many more people/festivals and so many fewer days than the real world calculation, it would be almost certain that two people would share a birthday, or one would be on a festival, at some point during the year. Almost certain as in 99.99% likely. I think CA missed a little trick here, to just invigorate this aspect of the game a fraction more. In fact, it's going to be pretty decent odds, I'd hazard a guess at somewhere between a 1 in 3 chance and a 1 in 2 chance, although I can't be arsed to work it out exactly, that you could expect there to be a day with three coincident events. It would have made socialising that little bit more of an effort if, on perhaps two or three occasions through the year, you had to do more than one on the same day. Just so you really had to work for it, maybe you'd have to visit Sandy in the desert, and then one of the more out-of-the-way villagers like Elliott or Willy on the beach, the Wizard in his tower, or Sebastian locked away in his parents' basement. Or perhaps you have to find someone on a festival day, say Linus in the mountains the same day as the Ice Festival in the forest, or Dwarf in the mines the same day as Luau on the beach. Also it would have made for an interesting little subplot if Pierre had had his birthday on a Wednesday. Once the bundles were completed and he opened on Wednesdays you could have gifted him, but if you did the Joja repairs then he remained shut and you could never give him a birthday gift, instead you would have had to work extra hard to befriend him in a more mundane fashion.