Have you ever wondered why we stick candles in perfectly good cakes and set fire to them just to celebrate another year of living? The birthday cake has a long and murky history, but most explanations revolve around worshiping the gods. That's right: happy birthday to you, you supernatural being.
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Written by Curiosity Staff July 5, 2016
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