Why No Century Will Ever Start on a Sunday, Wednesday or Friday

The Gregorian calendar is full of wonderful mathematical quirks, and here's one of them: under its regime, a century will never start on a Sunday. Or a Wednesday or Friday, for that matter. » 3/31/15 6:00am Yesterday 6:00am

There's Not a Single Drop Of Ink On This Subtle Embossed Calendar

When your to-do list is a mile long and your schedule is booked solid, you've got enough on your mind to deal with—the last thing you need is a calendar covered in kittens to distract you. So South Korea's O-Check Design Graphics created this incredibly clean monthly planner that doesn't even have any calendar lines… » 12/12/14 5:20pm 12/12/14 5:20pm

This Topographic Calendar Turns Your To-Do List Into an Actual Mountain

If you're finding yourself overwhelmed with all the work on your plate, it's probably a bad idea to keep track of it all on this lovely calendar Land Rover has made. Using the topography elevation lines you'd find on a 2D map as inspiration, this calendar ends up looking like a genuine miniature mountain on your desk,… » 7/11/14 5:20pm 7/11/14 5:20pm

Ben Franklin's Daylight Saving Time Proposal Was Written as a Joke

Today I found out Ben Franklin’s proposal of something like daylight saving time was written as a joke. » 11/03/13 9:00am 11/03/13 9:00am

This Giant Lego Calendar Syncs Automatically With Your Smartphone

Even though your schedule is constantly at your fingertips via smartphone, everyone gets a little off track every once in a while. So the creative studio Vitamins dreamt up a solution that bridges real-life and online schedules: A giant Lego calendar that syncs up with smartphones. » 10/01/13 10:00am 10/01/13 10:00am

The Evolution of the Modern Day Calendar

Perfecting a method of foretelling and predicting the passage of time preoccupied our ancestors from the earliest recorded history. The unending journey of the Sun, Moon and stars across the great expanse of the sky provides clues for numerous methods of marking time, the most obvious to primitive man being the… » 9/10/13 11:20am 9/10/13 11:20am

Archaeologists Discover World's Oldest Calendar in Scotland

The discovery of a near 10,000-year-old lunar calendar in Scotland has archaeologists scrambling to rethink the beginnings of history. The implications are huge, too. It turns out that the men of the Stone Age weren't as primitive as we'd previously thought. » 7/26/13 11:35am 7/26/13 11:35am

Drinking Away the Day Is Acceptable With a Calendar Made of Tea

What has your calendar done for you lately? Just reminding you of the day isn't going to cut it anymore—that's why god gave us smartphones. So if traditional calendars want any hope of staying relevant, it's time to start pulling double-duty. Which is exactly why we love this ingenious—if perhaps mildly… » 5/14/13 12:27pm 5/14/13 12:27pm

An Iron and Steel Mill Company Decided to Make a Calendar Filled with…

For some reason, a Belarusian iron and steel mill made a calendar using its naked women workers. That's sort of normal, I guess. But the iron and steel mill wanted to make sure anyone who saw this calendar knew it was theirs by superimposing images of melting metal, wire looms, burning steel, cables, fences and… » 12/03/12 10:20pm 12/03/12 10:20pm

How Important Each Day of the Year Is, Visualized

Holidays. Paydays. Your birthday. They're all important in their own special ways. But which day of the year is the most important? This handy calendar visualization from xkcd reveals all. » 11/28/12 4:40pm 11/28/12 4:40pm

Turn Your Instagram Stream Into a Calendar and Relive a Year's Worth Of…

Remember that amazing lemon shrimp scampi pasta you had eight months ago? No? Well if you're like most people and use Instagram to document your daily dining, you can order a 365 day calendar from Prinstagram and relive every meal you had over the past year. » 10/24/12 6:40pm 10/24/12 6:40pm

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Calendar

The end of the year seems like as appropriate a time as any to take a deep dive into how and why our calendar got to be the way it is. And while you may have some of these facts scrambling around in the dusty recesses of your brain somewhere, I promise you've never seen them so lithely illustrated. » 12/30/11 4:25pm 12/30/11 4:25pm

TO-DAY IS 11-11-1911

We're not the first to experience 11.11.11. Hell, we didn't even experience the best 11.11.11 (that honor goes to the plague-infested, castle dwelling, sword fighting dolts of 1111 A.D.). So what did the NY Times have to say back in 1911? » 11/11/11 11:11pm 11/11/11 11:11pm

The New Google Calendar Sure Is Purty

It may be too soon to tell quite how you feel about Google+, but let me tell you right now: the new Google Calendar look is love at first sight. Clean, smooth, sparse—it's everything we've ever loved about Google's UI, coming out just at a time when the rest of its properties get more cluttered by the day. » 6/30/11 11:20am 6/30/11 11:20am

Your Mac Outlook Calendar Will Sync With iOS Soon

For those of you with enough of a schedule and social life to necessitate a calendar—you lucky jerks—good news ahead: Outlook for Mac will be able to sync calendars, notes, and tasks with iOS with the release of Office for Mac 2011 SP1 next week. Calendars and tasks won't, though, sync with MobileMe because of some… » 4/06/11 2:18pm 4/06/11 2:18pm

How to Make that New Smartphone Actually Smart

Your X-Mas wish came true! Santa wisely consulted one of our best-of-the-best lists and left you a shiny new smartphone under the tree. So, uh, now what? Here's a step-by-step guide to getting that bad boy up and running. » 12/25/10 10:00am 12/25/10 10:00am

Soon It'll Be 05:06:07 08/09/10

The magic moment may have passed already in your timezone, but for many of us 05:06:07 08/09/10 is still a few hours away. I don't think anything amazing will happen during that moment, but someone should pay attention to a clock—just in case. » 8/09/10 3:46pm 8/09/10 3:46pm

Apple a Day Calendar Reminds Me of a Certain Gadget Blog...

Haha. An apple a day. Just like Gizmodo with all this Tablet news! Get it?! Funny. But this is different. It's a calendar concept. An ingenious one at that—and healthy too! » 1/24/10 3:00pm 1/24/10 3:00pm

Have a Heavy German Babe On Your Wall Every Month of 2010

Phwroar, get a load of 'er rear end! This German heavy machinery calendar is wall-porn for anyone who fetishizes CAT bulldozers and diggers. Strangely enough, I want one. A calendar, that is—where would I park a digger? » 12/10/09 6:47am 12/10/09 6:47am