Math buffs to celebrate rare date 5/7/09, also known as Odd Day

  1. For those that enjoy factoids.

    For the mathematically challenged, Thursday's date, 5/7/09, is one of only six this century that will feature three consecutive odd numbers.

    Numbers lovers say the rare occurrence is an excuse to celebrate.

    "The previous stretch of six dates like this started with 1/3/1905-13 months after the Wright Brothers' flight," said Ron Gordon, the Redwood City teacher who enthusiastically promotes these numerical holidays, like Square Root Day on 3/3/09.

    Gordon is offering a prize of $579 to those who celebrate the date with the most zeal or who get the most people involved in an Odd Celebration.
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,5139770.story

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    Odd Day: http://www.oddday.net/

    Nothing really to talk about, except for the nerdy types like myself.
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  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Not a math buff here.



    steph
  4. by   Absolutely13
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Not a math buff here.



    steph
    Oh, come here and get hugs.
  5. by   caliotter3
    I got out of bed this morning. Does that count as a celebration? :spin:
  6. by   Absolutely13
    Quote from caliotter3
    I got out of bed this morning. Does that count as a celebration? :spin:
    'spose if that were a victory for you.
  7. by   ElvishDNP
    Wow.....I'm...uh, speechless.
  8. by   Absolutely13
    Quote from Elvish
    Wow.....I'm...uh, speechless.
    I'm missing something. What's up?
  9. by   Absolutely13
    Nevermind...I get the vibe - I told you I was nerdy.
  10. by   ElvishDNP
    I'm just speechless that someone actually thought of this as celebrate-able.

    I am not a math nerd and this would never occur to me.
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Absolutely13
    I'm missing something. What's up?
    She is shocked that I am not a math buff.


    steph:grad:
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Elvish
    I'm just speechless that someone actually thought of this as celebrate-able.

    I am not a math nerd and this would never occur to me.

    No no no . . . . that isn't why you are speechless. (shades of the argument thread)


    steph
  13. by   ElvishDNP
    I'm speechless in awe of your beauty....is that why?
    (You ARE a purty lady, as we say down heah in the South.)
  14. by   Kolohe99
    RATS!! I just realized I missed out on celebrating 3/5/7. Not only was it consecutive odd numbers, it was consecutive PRIME numbers! If only I had known..........

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