I hate gimmicky, one time visit, cheese-ball sites; I really do. Sometimes I stumble across one that for a fleeting moment captures my attention, but it’s never for any amount of time significant enough for me to share it. “What Happened In My Birth Year” is different. it definitely is a one time visit type of shop, but that one time is slightly delightful.
The concept is simple: put in your birth year and get some facts about stuff that happened that year. What makes it interesting is that you’re given a lot of facts… I mean a lot. It takes a few minutes for the thing to go through it all. The information is all given in text with the grammar and tone of Glados from Portal.