Square Root Day

Yuca try, but I yam sure you can’t beet it! 

There are nine square root days that occur each century; when the day of the month and the month are the square root of the last two digits of the year.

Ron Gordon, a Redwood City, California high school teacher, created the first Square Root Day for September 9, 1981 (9/9/81). Mr. Gordon says “It’s a good day to…….get things squared away, try to fit a square peg into a round hole, go square dancing, tie a square knot, travel on Route 66, drink rootbeer from a square glass, root for the underdog, eat a square meal, or watch the pigs root around.”

The squa2502-1re root days of each century are: 1/1/01; 2/2/04; 3/3/09; 4/4/16; 5/5/25; 6/6/36;  7/7/49; 8/8/64; 9/9/81

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Turnip the beet & let’s party!

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The Square Root of Three
By David Feinberg

I fear that I will always be
A lonely number like root three

The three is all that’s good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath the vicious square root sign,
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 square root of a three

Has quietly come 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 unglued
Your love for me has been renewed

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