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Square Root Day

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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.
3×3=9, √9=3


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Square Root Day
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!

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  1. A memorable pie story? I’ll see if I can remember one. If I can, I write it up for the 14th. 😀

      • I totally spaced on Saturday and didn’t write up my pie story! Instead, I got wrapped up in re-doing the look of my blog. Zounds!

        • Ah Paul, no worries, whenever you post something, simply put a link back. I baked a pie, you redesigned your website, not bad! 🙂

  2. Belated, happy square root day!!
    next would be 4/4/16 ?

    • Thanks Kaushal, Yeah, the next one is 7 years away!

  3. When will you kids learn English the right way? Didn’t you pay attention in spelling class? I will celebrate Pee Day, right away. Peep-peep!

    • Rambodoc, how did it go? Oh wait, I don’t wanna know… 😛

  4. Interesting and wondering …
    U have way too much time on ur hands 🙂

    nyways have a nice day

    • Prax, lol yeah some of this stuff is important too, isn’t it!

  5. This is just plain amazing!

    Square root day and pie day! LOL!

    I can not bake a pie, so I shall have a pie on Pie Day! 🙂

    • Aathira, welcome to the Pi day celebrations!! 🙂 Cool, isn’t it!

  6. @ Priyank : You did not eat turnip, parsnips or carrots. Tsk tsk! Severe disappointment. I will put March the 14th in my calendar then….I am looking forward to the Pie day then.

    • Odzer, it was close to midnight when this brilliant idea struck us. So we used whatever we had. Carrots were consumed only few hours earlier, damn!

  7. lol…I love these holidays..:)

    • HAHA 😛 That was a good one!

  8. Sometimes you think that there are certain things which could never happen and then the surprise happens! 😆
    Seriously, square root day??? 😛

  9. Grrrrr…. That’s because I haven’t used my oven before. Ok, not true, I’ve used it, once. Just once, when I made mushrooms with spinach and goat cheese.

    Besides, I am still on the road on Pi Day. I won’t be back home until Sunday night. If you’ll take a rain check, I’ll figure something out.

    • Aha! I guess its time to use your oven now! Sure, rain check is fine, have a good trip!

  10. This is amusing! I liked the idea Priyank 🙂

    • Thanks Gauri, you know I like intellectual stuff!

  11. Guess what Priyank? tomorrow is a Holi-day
    so u better celebrate it !

    • Yay! To Holi. Hope you had a colorful one. 🙂

    • Deepika, yeah, what are you going to do on Pi day?

  12. Oh, wow, a post on these matters. Am glad am back here after the Intl Woman’s Day…hey..wait a minute..I don’t celebrate I am neither a sexist nor a feminist.

    Probably you are aware, I believe in equality of all human beings.:)

    • Welcome back Celine! I don’t think you have to be sexist or feminist to celebrate woman’s day. Its just another day like childrens day or the newly started Men’s day!

  13. Priyank, This is amusing. Belated Square Root Day 😀

    Now looking forward to Pie.

    • Thanks Solilo, happy Square Root day to you too! I’ve just finished baking a pie, will post pictures soon.

  14. I have done this Pi Tag today. Sorry, couldnt do it on 14th as we had a family gettogether on that day to attend.

    • OMG! Absolutely smashing hilarious and A+ stuff! Gopinath, thankyou so very much! You are a humor guru afterall 🙂

  15. ….I am leaving the house now! Kidding aside this is so cool, pie and square roots, perfect food, lol. Priyank you rock! Anna 🙂

  16. Very original and creative post…hats off!

    • hehe, Thanks! But the concept of square root day is not mine, I wikipediasurfed to it somehow!

  17. Amod Mangudkar Amod Mangudkar

    A very nice information you had shared among all. So you had holiday on the square root day? Please do notify me such amazing comments via e-mail.


    Footnote :- You must have noticed there are 3 sentences each of 9 words. A bit late though even i have celebrated the day with you.

    • Thanks Amod! Very nicely written!

  18. 🙂 this was hilarious. and the TAG too a fun tag. am looking forward to reading all your tag-pie-posts.

  19. Amod Amod

    In my opinion Pie-day shud b celebrated by all Indians, as it is coined by an Indian Mathematician. What u say, priy?

    • Yess but celebrating ‘days’ is very much a western concept, isn’t it!

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