We have a tradition where I live. We celebrate being alive with a party and that party generally coincides with being alive for another 31,557,600 seconds. 31,557,600 seconds happens to be just about equal to a solar year, which is a happy co-incidence as it’s not so easy to remember otherwise.
I decided I could really do with a good excuse to party before that arbitrary unit of time though. The solution? Write a web application where I can put in my date of birth and it will tell me other dates that I can celebrate on.
Try it for yourself at http://birthday.sroot.eu and it will tell you amazing things like;
- How old you would be if you were born on Mercury, Venus, Mars and the other planets in our solar system
- When your next MegaSecond birthday is (so you can have a party when you survive another 1 million seconds of existence)
- Or for a really big bash, celebrate the very infrequent in our lifetime GigaSecond birthdays.
If you’d like me to add another arbitrary repeating unit of time post a comment.