How much do we love square roots at the Almanac of Merriment? So much that we are prepared to give up our lunch breaks to blog about them. (Your wish is my command, Edgy.)
Today, 03/03/09, is one of just ten Square Root Days that we will have this century. To have a Square Root Day one must have a day and a month that equal the square root of the last two digits of the year.
The other nine Square Root Days in this, or any, century fall on 01/01/01; 02/02/04; 04/04/16; 05/05/25; 06/06/36; 07/07/49; 08/08/64; 09/09/81; and 10/10/2100. As you can see, the amount of time between Square Root Days increases exponentially as the century progress... much like the distance between um...prime numbers? No, wait I remember... numbers with perfect squares. (Whew! It's been a really long time since my last math class. My last math class that didn't involve Excel, that is.)
Anyway, Edgy thinks this is a perfect day to eat square root vegetables. Root vegetables that are square is shape, that is. I wonder if there are any restaurants that are offering square veggies as a special today?