Thursday, May 7, 2009

What's Oddly Neat About Today. . . .

Kids, homeschooling moms, math majors, and number geeks lovers will probably find it rather interesting to know that today is Odd Day. (Actually, the geeks already know, I'm sure!) Not just because the 7th is an odd number, but because the date contains 3 consecutive odd numbers (5-7-09). According to the Associated Press article and the nerd teacher who promotes this and Square Root Day (3-3-09 - Phooey -- I missed it and the next one isn't until 4/4/16!), Odd Day only happens six times per century.


There's even a fun little website with interesting tidbits and a chance to win $579.

What a fun week this has been - beginning with May the Fourth be with you, and now Odd Day. And you found out all about it right here.

What are the odds?

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8 comments:

Lisa writes... said...

I do like this! Thanks for sharing it; I can't wait to tell my nerd children!

sara said...

I can't wait to share this with my son! however, I won't be surprised if he already knew it!

me? It would never have occurred to me! :)

have a very odd day!

2Thinks said...

Love this!
Heidi

Debra said...

Thanks for the heads up! If I hadn't happened upon your blog, I would have never known, how odd today really is!

Chatty Kelly said...

Love your closing line. :-)

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Where do you come up with this stuff???

Xandra

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Now I'm going to ask the question that readers ask me all the time: Where do you find this stuff? This is great. I wonder if my math-teaching sister-in-law knew about this.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Very interesting info! Will I be around when the next one happens! Maybe I should check out the website and put it on the calendar, so I don't miss it!