What Is a Hangover?

Yippee! Let's poison ourselves with beverages that will make us violently ill! It was your battle cry last night, and today you're paying the price. But what is that hangover you're experiencing, exactly? » 1/01/15 11:00am 1/01/15 11:00am

18 Mechanical Planetary Models

Our planet recently made another fantastic journey around the sun. What better way to celebrate than to take a look at the marvelous mechanical contraptions we've created to visualize our solar system's celestial dance. » 1/07/11 2:00pm 1/07/11 2:00pm

Happy New Year!

It's 2011! Let's pop bottles and party and celebrate and actually try to remember our resolutions this year. 2010 was a pretty good year and as they say, it only gets better. Time to do it all over again! » 1/01/11 12:00am 1/01/11 12:00am

The Weirdest Things That Get Dropped on New Years Eve

If you thought dropping Snooki was weird, you haven't seen the rest of America. Some cities drop really weird things on New Years Eve. How weird? How about bologna, sausage, a drag queen, a bag of chips and a possum?

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What Is the Most Popular New Year Resolution?

Every December, the same New Year Resolution: We—the (flabby) people of the world—decide that we will start going to the gym on January. For real. It's not only a popular culture factoid. Here's the Google data that proves it. » 12/22/10 3:20pm 12/22/10 3:20pm

25 Shots of a Happy New Year

Maybe it's better that most of us don't remember every part of New Year's Eve (basically, from 5PM on). If you're suffering from alcohol-induced amnesia, here are 25 happier Shooting Challenge shots to fill the void. » 1/04/10 3:40pm 1/04/10 3:40pm

So, the Future Is Here. Now What?

The 2000s are gone. They didn't bring the future, those Aughts. Doesn't matter. 2010 is rolling. Watch out for those flying cars when you go to pick the laundry in your jetpack. [Nedroid Comics via The Daily What via m0ddie] » 1/02/10 12:00pm 1/02/10 12:00pm

Gizmodo Salutes the Rat: Happy Chinese New Year!

Not only are we smart, charming and pretty here at Gizmodo, we are also fantastically cultured. As the Chinese New Year is upon us, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all those celebrating it a smashing new year. As a Chinese restaurant placemat our research informs us, the Chinese calendar cycles every… » 2/06/08 12:30pm 2/06/08 12:30pm