Having your parents throw an awesome Transformers-themed party for your sixth birthday is one thing. But having your dad make a talking Optimus Prime cake that actually transforms? That’s a birthday you’re never, ever going to forget.
The older someone gets the harder it is to find them the perfect birthday present. So why not just throw in the towel and go the gag gift route instead? This amazing musical card plays Happy Birthday to help someone celebrate their big day, except once started the only way to silence the card is to destroy it.
If Dmitri Mendeleev was alive, we'd be wishing him a happy birthday today. He's not—and thank goodness, because he'd be a 180-year-old science-zombie. But Mendeleev's periodic table of the elements is a scientific treasure, one that's still predicting elements we haven't yet discovered. Talk about prescient.
The Paleofuture blog turns 7 years old today! And you can now find every Paleofuture post ever written—right here at Gizmodo.
Birthdays are great, aren't they? Really, we should have more of them—so why not try and do that by opting to celebrate mathematically significant dates rather than being a slave to the annual event?
Facebook has basically made remembering birthdays meaningless. With automatic reminders, it's just as easy to wish a happy birthday to your own mother as it is to wish one to that random girl you think you maybe lived down the hall from you in the freshman dorms. But it doesn't take much more effort to show that…
The murky legacy of Henry Ford—who would’ve been 150 today—centers around a few familiar ideas like the assembly line and the $5 workday. Less familiar is Ford’s biggest failure: Fordlandia, a city in the rainforest that was abandoned as quickly as it was built.
A very awesome Florida dad rented out his local historic movie theater so his son could have a fantastic 13th birthday party: pizza and video games played on the big screen. Jonah has Type 1 diabetes and often volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Do you ever feel like you're always running into people with your birthday? It might not be you; it might be the date that you were born. Matt Stiles' birthday heat map gives us a picture of which birthdays are the most and least common in the United States.
Presumably developed at some top-secret DARPA-funded research lab, what you're looking at here is the future of birthday cake candle technology, available today. Believe it or not, for just $20 you can order a three-pack of these spinning candles that shoot flames before opening like a flower, all the while playing …
If it wasn't for Facebook, you'd probably forget all of your friends birthdays. Now, instead of just leaving them a nice salutation on their walls, you'll be able to send them a real-life gift to their front door.
We've already told you that Facebook ruined your birthday. And it's so completely true! It's completely meaningless now, hordes of semi-friends and quasi-acquaintances fake like they care about you. Ugh. And maybe when the wall posts first start trickling in you're a little happy but as more and more keyboard vomit…
Facebook both perfected and ruined the birthday. At first, it was the greatest convenience—never forget a special day ever again! And then it stopped having any meaning. On Facebook, your birthday is automated and empty because nobody has to devote a single shred of mental energy to remembering or celebrating it.
Surrounded by friends and family, celebrating with good food and drink, birthdays are happy occasions that we all look forward to. But new research suggests that, of all days, we're most likely to die when we're celebrating the passing of another year of our life.
Today's my birthday. Yaaay old drinks party Facebook shots punch hangover whatever. Anyway, this is the crap OKCupid sent me today. Which, it seems, it also sent me last year. And is going to send me every year until I die—probably from hurling myself off a building.
Your birthday! The day you feel like the most special person on the planet! The day you get to do what you want. But don't forget, other people share your birthday too. In fact, a lot of people do. What are the most common birthdays? Check out this snazzy visualization to find out.
In what is truly a stroke of pure genius, this simple $5 birthday card will turn the last minute bottle of hooch you picked up at the corner store into the most thoughtful birthday gift you can give someone.
Were you a January baby? You might share your birthday with Severus Snape, Sherlock Holmes, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you're a Pisces, you keep astrological company with Zoe Washburne and Bruce Wayne. With which fictional character do you share your birthday?
Do you know our managing editor Brian Barrett? You should! He appeared in that TV commercial with Beyonce. You know the one. But he's also one of our best friends and a terrific guy to work with. And today is his birthday.