Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Square Business

Today we're celebrating Square Root Day.

On Square Root Day, the day and the month are both the square root of the last two digits in the current year. (For example, today's date is 3/3/09; 3 is the square root of 9).

According to Wikipedia, a Redwood City, California high school teacher named Ron Gordon first created the day for 9/9/81. Square Root Days occur nine times each century. The last day was five years ago, Feb. 2, 2004; the next is seven years from now, on April 4, 2016.

To celebrate Square Root Day, you could:
  • Eat a square meal
  • Drink root beer out of square-shaped mugs
  • Tie square knots
  • Cut root vegetables into cubes (a square on all sides)
  • Go square dancing
For dinner tonight I'm cooking cube steaks, and serving them with cubed carrots (but I'm adding onions and potatoes, which aren't true roots). If we're still hungry after dinner, I believe we'll be going for root beer floats.


  1. I wish I could take complete credit for the meal. However, the cube steaks were first package of meat I found when I opened the freezer, and the root vegetable idea was on many of the Websites I read today.

  2. How fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great minds think alike - the title of our blogs? :-)

  3. I was bugged by it being 3/3/2009 - because 2009 is not the square root of 3. But, yes, I know - I'm being nitpicky and a party pooper.