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When you are with someone as geeky as you… You do weird things, like celebrating Square Root Day!
This unofficial holiday comes but nine times a century. The numbers of the calendar align in special way. dd and mm are each the square-roots of yy. We recently had a square root day: March3, 2009.
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Square Roots, ginger and radish, very original isn’t it!
So, how did we celebrate the Square Root day? We celebrated it by eating roots – radish and ginger. Cut in shapes with square cross-sections, creating Square Roots!
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Footnotes: Since many of you won’t notice, let me bring to your attention:
- There are 3 paragraphs in this post,
- Each sentence in this post has 9 words,
- There are 9 sentences,
- A group of 3 square root symbols appear thrice,
- The third root in the picture above is actually a potato. It is dedicated to all the people who argue that potato is a root.
The next mathematically significant day is the Pi (π) day: 3.14 (March 14). I am going to bake (guess what) a pie! This is a strange tag, but I am tagging Odzer to bake a pie, Jeruen and Rambodoc to either bake or buy one, Paul to share a memorable pie story and Gopinath to write a humorous post about people doing weird things. Who else wants to participate? More the merrier! Remember guys, March 14th!