If March isn’t Mathematician’s Month, then it should be. Especially this year.
- Today is Square Root Day. 3/3/09 (3 is the square root of nine.) Square Root Day only happens nine times a century.
- March 14 is Pi Day. 3/14. However, since only techno-geeks write the date like this 3.14, Pi. 3/14 is actually .2142857. 3 divided by 14. I think Pi Day should really be 2/14/2857. Now that would be a party. BTW: Pi approximation day is July 22, again stretching credibility. 22/7 is approximately Pi.
Basically these are Sloppy Rebel Mathematician Holidays. Close enough to party, but not accurate enough to get you published.