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2009-03-03 20:03:26

A California teacher said he is offering a cash prize for the best celebration of March 3 Square Root Day -- otherwise known as 03/03/09. Ron Gordon, a teacher in Redwood City, said he is offering a prize of $339 to the revelers who present him with records of the most unique square root-themed celebration by March 27, the San Mateo (Calif.) Daily Journal reported Tuesday. The teacher's students at Our Common Ground, a treatment program for adolescents and adults with substance abuse and...

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2009-03-03 12:07:06

On Tuesday, math lovers across the country are celebrating national Square Root Day, a holiday that comes around only when the day and the month are both the square root of the last two digits of the current year. For example, today's date "“ March 3, 2009, can numerically be expressed as 03/03/09. The last time square root day was celebrated was February 2, 2004 (2/2/04), and the next time won't occur until April 4, 2016 (4/4/16). To celebrate "Squared Day", it is suggested that...


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2009-03-03 19:43:07

Square Root Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated on days when both the day of the month and the month are the square root of the last two digits of the year. There are nine square root days that always fall on the same dates each century.There is an exception to this rule, where during this millennium there will be three extra square root days that fall on 10-10-2100, 11-11-2121, and 12-12-2144. Otherwise the dates for each century fall on 01-01-01, 02-02-04, 03-03-09, 04-04-16, 05-05-25,...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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