Darth Paradox (darthparadox) wrote,
Darth Paradox
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Holidays

Today, March 14, is of course Pi Day. March 14 is also the birthday of Albert Einstein, if not the greatest scientist in the history of humanity, then at least the most popularly recognized. Suffice it to say that his name is literally synonymous with genius.

In this particular year, March 14 (well, starting at sundown on the 13th) is Purim. Traditionally, one is supposed to celebrate by, in addition to bestowing charity on the poor and recognizing the historical/Biblical roots of the holiday, drinking until one can no longer tell the difference between "accursed be Haman" and "blessed be Mordechai".

I would like to note at this point that "Purim" anagrams to "Pi rum".

So. I was already planning on heading to the bar tonight anyway...

ETA: Apparently March 14 is also the birthday of Waclaw Sierpinski (of the Sierpinski gasket fractal). Good day for math.
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