Woman asks for Mariah Carey on her birthday cake, gets Marie Curie instead

A woman in England named Siobhan asked her colleagues to put pop star Mariah Carey's image on her birthday cake. Instead, she got French physicist Marie Curie on it.

Lye writes, "They misunderstood, and [this] is the cake they made her instead. It’s Marie Curie, looking very festive."

Mariah Carey, Marie Curie. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.

Siobhan's cousin, author Harriet Alida Lye of Toronto, shared the funny mix-up on Twitter:

To which Mariah Carey, not Marie Curie (who's been dead for nearly 85 years), replied:

Can we all just agree that female Nobel Prize winners should be the new normal for birthday cake decorations?

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Freddie Mercury chocolate cake

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Germophobe demonstrates a sanitary way to extinguish birthday candles

Blowing out birthday cake candles the traditional way spreads germs, according to the gentleman in this video. He offers a more sanitary way to extinguishing those candles: by waving your hand over them in a big swoop.

That video was from 2016. Since then, this germophobe sexagenarian has upped his game. In this 2017 video, he demonstrates how to use his method to snuff out a blazing 61 cake candles. Spoiler: It took more than one swoop.

Watch and learn:

photo by Jon Phillips

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Watch boy's birthday cake ignite into fireball (don't worry, he's fine)

I bet George's birthday wish wasn't that his powdered sugar cake would ignite into a fireball inches from his face.

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