Happy SQUARE ROOT DAY, Everybody!


Now, I know what you’re thinking. “What’s Square Root Day?” That’s a good question.

See, Square Root Day is rare. In fact, it only occurs nine times each century, when “the day and the month are both the square root of the last two digits of the current year.” Get it? Today is 3/3/09, which can be expressed mathematically as “√9 = 3, or 3² = 3 × 3 = 9″.

So…HAPPY SQUARE ROOT DAY, Bits and Bramblers!

…The thing is? I’m not exactly sure how you celebrate Square Root Day.

I mean, you could have cake. If we’re celebrating, cake seems like a good plan.

Other than that, I…don’t really know. To be honest, I’m not really all that good at math. In fact? I kind of hate it. Actually…hold on. I have a brilliant idea! On Square Root Day, maybe we could honor math, by not doing math of any kind. You know, out of respect for math. I doubt your math teachers will go for that, but you could give it a try.

Apparently, you could celebrate by eating “square radishes, or other root vegetables cut into squares.” (Yeah, but…you could just forget the root part, and eat a square of cake, right?)

No matter how you choose to celebrate, have a very happy Square Root Day, Bits and Bramblers!

Now…for those of you that aren’t all that great at Math (like me,) I could post a very boring video about how to do mathematical equations with square roots. But why would I do that when we’re supposed to be celebrating (and I can link to a song with a funny fake boy band singing about calculus? Isn’t that more…I don’t know, celebratory? I think so, so…enjoy!)


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