Did any of you notice today was a square root day? I didn’t, until I got a friendly email reminding me of this rare mathematical oddity:
“Today, 3/3/09, is square root day, which only occurs nine times each century. The last such day was five years ago, Feb. 2, 2004, which coincided with Groundhog Day. The next is seven years away, on April 4, 2016.”
This is part of why I love MIT – people here actually appreciate this kind of joke.
(In related news, Pi Day is only eleven days away. Get pysched!)