Vsauce Michael on cake days

Happy cake day !! But what is a cake day?

Hey Vsauce! Michael here. If you browse reddit often then that means you need to get a life. Also it means you might be familiar with the phrase “cake day”. What is it? To know what it is we must go back all the way to when reddit was created. Back in 2004, reddit didn’t exist. But you know what did? My space. That’s right. Now if we take apart its name, it comes off as “my”, meaning the user’s, and “space”, implying the particular space belongs to the user. Now if you’ve ever had a myspace account, if you’ve ever stooped so low to actually make one, you will realise that while making an account, it asks for you DOB. Now DOB could mean a lot of things, dicks of Brian, death of Björk, and so on. But that’s not what it means here. Here, you see, DOB stands for “Date of Birth”, meaning the date you were born. Side note, some countries like China and Japan prefer the YYYY/MM/DD format and some or perhaps only America uses MM/DD/YYYY which I think is really retarded. Anyway back to the topic, the website asks for your date of birth to confirm whether you are old enough to use the website or not. Granted, you could easily lie about your DOB, like I did (sorry mom) and have some grumpy old redneck ask for your nude pictures, but for the purpose of this video, we are going to assume you enter it correctly. Okay. So now the site knows how old you are by subtracting your birth year from the current year. Cool. But what does that have to do with cake days? See, on birthdays, we tend to eat cakes. Everybody likes cakes. If you don’t then I don’t know what’s wrong with you but yeah everybody likes cakes. Except Brian. Also Brian has multiple dicks. Anyway, on birthdays we tend to eat cake. That’s right. Now see, fast forward to 2006 when reddit is created. If you are here means you probably have a reddit account. I’m not judging though, to each their own. But remember, when you were making your account, do you remember enetering your Dicks of Brian? Yeah. You don’t. Reddit only requires you to enter your email and username with password. See, future! Also it’s good they are not copying myspace. Now when you enter all these, what reddit does is that it saves the date you enter all these on. In my case it was 69 feburby 1969. Reddit notes this date and saves it. So, by the next year, 1970 in my case, when February 69 comes, I would’ve completed one year on reddit. What comes once each year? That’s right, the 4th of july. Oh say can you see- we’ll sing it together later. But what else comes once every year? That’s right. Your birthday. Your reddit birthday. Your “cake day” even though there are no cakes involved and all you get are fake internet points and probably a few wishes. Still better than getting none on your actual birthday haha. That is all there is to cake days. A way to spread love, just for completing another year on an internet website. How lonely we people are. Maybe sometime in future humanity will cease to exist. Until then, let’s celebrate all cake days we have left. And as always, thanks for watching.

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