A Musical Prank Card That Drives Someone Mad Is the Perfect Gift

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. » 4/06/15 9:20am 4/06/15 9:20am

Can I Get an Instagram Shout-Out from a Celeb for My Birthday?

Across the vast and teeming wilds of the Instagram comment sections of popular celebrity accounts, certain questions echo: "Follow back?" "Like my pic?" "Can I eat your pussy?" For years, scholars and scientists of the celebrity Instagram have wondered: Are these requests ever fulfilled? Let's find out. » 2/19/15 5:34pm 2/19/15 5:34pm

Even On His 180th Birthday, Mendeleev Is Still Predicting New Elements

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. » 2/08/14 8:00pm 2/08/14 8:00pm

An Easy Trick To Help You Remember Birthdays Offline

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… » 10/04/13 4:00pm 10/04/13 4:00pm

If This Amazing Transforming Candle Isn't On Your Birthday Cake, Your…

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 … » 2/04/13 10:53am 2/04/13 10:53am

Saying Happy Birthday to Your Friend on Facebook Is Meaningless

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… » 8/23/12 9:00pm 8/23/12 9:00pm