Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tell Me Something I Don't Already Know!

A true Modern Diva should always have some interesting bits of trivia that you can share in conversation! Here's today's bit:

This tantalizing bit of trivia was told to me by my husband during dinner tonight. I thought it was worth sharing. This info was found today on USA Today. (and who says reading the paper isn't still worthwhile!)

Today, March 3, 2009, aka 03/03/09, is considered "square root day".

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. For example, the last Square Root Day was March 3, 2009 (3/3/09), and the next Square Root Day will be April 4, 2016 (4/4/16). The final Square Root Day of the century will occur on September 9, 2081. Square Root Days fall upon the same nine dates each century. The exceptions during this millennium are during the 21st century with the 10/10/2100 day and 22nd century with the 11/11/2121 and 12/12/2144 days also being the Square Root Days.

Ron Gordon, a Redwood City, California high school teacher, created the first Square Root Day for September 9, 1981 (9/9/81). Gordon remains the holiday's publicist, sending news releases to world media outlets. Gordon's daughter set up a Facebook group where people can share how they were celebrating the day. One suggested way of celebrating the holiday is by eating square radishes, or other root vegetables cut into shapes with square cross sections (thus creating a "square root").

In lieu of the square vegetable celebration style, I am sharing this info with our followers. Go forth and be square!


  1. very interesting..i had no idea this even existed

  2. Great idea. VGNO HI!
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