03 03 09 is SQUARE ROOT DAY

                           SQUARE                    ROOT             DAY

                   03       03    09

The Math Buffs’ Holiday  which only occurs nine times each century is today-3/3/09,  for the mathematically challenged , three is the square root of nine.

        Poem        

 ” The Square Root of Three”

 I’m sure that I  will always be     

 A lonely  number like root of three

The  three is all that’s good and right,

Why must my three keep out of  sight  

Beneath the vicious  square root signs

I wish instead I were a nine

For nine could thwart this evil trick,

with just some quick arithmetic

I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321

Such is my reality, a sad irrationality.

 When Hark!  What is this I see,

Another sequence root of three

As quietly co-waltzing by,

Together now we multiply

To form a number we prefer,

Rejoicing as an integer

We break free from our mortal bonds

With the wave of magic wands

Our square root signs become unwed

Your love for me has been renewed.

 

 

This poem  was written by David Feinberg

The poem was featured in the movie ” Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.”

As featured in the Oakland Tribune in California, a teacher by the name of Ron Gorton has been celebrating each occurrence of square root day since 1981.

He wants people to celebrate by getting things squared away,  eating root veggies, potatoes and carrots cut into squares, going square dancing.

How about researching your genealogy, know your roots.

Play four square.

Listen to the song by Huey Lewis  and the News, “Hip to be Square”.

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