Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Square Root Day

Today is Square Root Day (3/3/09), where the month and the day are each the square root of the last two digits of the year. The last square root day was February 2, 2004 (2/2/04) and the next one will be April 16, 2016 (4/4/16). In the last nine years, we've had three (10/10/00, 1/1/01, 2/2/04 and now 3/3/09). Now they start to spread out. I know, this is very left brain, tending to geekiness. But it got me thinking of how many more square root days I might have left and that was kind of sad. I doubt I'll see 7/7/49, because I would be closing in on the century mark by then. I hope to make 6/6/36. Put this way, in three months, I could be gone. Anyway, enough doom and gloom. 6/6/36 is still a long ways off. Enjoy square root day.

My son mentioned to me that coming up is Pi day (3.14). Way to go Steven.

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