**Square Root Day**—we’re now a bit closer to the next one (4/4/16) than to the last (3/3/9). (we’ve crossed the “radical” divide!) Be patient, we’ll get there!

**Square Root Day** was **Tuesday, 3/3/9**. The last such day was 5 years ago (2/2/4), when Square Root Day hit Groundhog Day (a once-a-century occurrence.) The next time to celebrate is 7 years away (4/4/16).

**Things for folks to do on Square Root Day:** 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.

**We've established a contest**---the prize is the date in dollars **($339)** to whomever can **involve the most people in a Square Root celebration**. Entries can include creating the largest square root sign from people, serving rootbeer in square glasses to the most folks, or cutting many roots into squares (well, cubes) for a square root stew.

**On 2/2/4** we cut vegetable roots into squares and Fed Ex'd them to Punxsutawney, where **Groundhog Phil nibbled a bit**. Our daughter, Rachel was among those sponsoring a Facebook "event" in a virtual world beyond my humble roots.

We have but **9 of these days in a century**, and hope all enjoy a little math fun on Tuesday. We're hopeful of generating a lot of interest and enthusiasm, and giving lots of folks a smile.

**The simplest way to celebrate Square Root Day?**---just **share it with a friend**. Greet them with the news of the day---and they, in turn can tell another. It's kind of like a secret that you can't help sharing. **A little math, a little smile, a little fun**---that's Square Root Day!

**These days are like calendar comets**---you wait and wait and wait for them, then they brighten up your day--and poof--they're gone.

**Square Roots are like the fountain of youth**--in October I'll turn a mere 8 squared !!---(and on my heaviest day, I've never tipped the scales at more than 14 squared)

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