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Holidays [Mar. 14th, 2006|02:19 pm]
Darth Paradox
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.

[User Picture]From: staedtler
2006-03-14 10:50 pm (UTC)
Wow. March 14 is to the justification of drinking as March 11 is to the horrible misfortune of the Montreal Canadiens...
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-03-14 11:28 pm (UTC)
I've clearly missed something.
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[User Picture]From: staedtler
2006-03-15 01:47 am (UTC)
March 11, 1917: Toronto Arenas beat the Montreal Canadiens in the first ever NHL championship game.
March 11, 1937: Canadiens' star Howie Morenz's open funeral in the Montreal Forum.
March 11, 1996: Final game played in the Montreal Forum.
March 11, 2006: Bernard "Boom Boom" Geoffrion dies the morning his number was to be retired by the Canadiens.
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From: ex_miang438
2006-03-15 12:26 am (UTC)
March 14 also happens to be the birthday of my friend Pip, who was also a math major in my year at Wellesley. She used to joke that her interests were determined from birth. :D
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[User Picture]From: fiercekitty
2006-03-15 01:12 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2006-03-16 01:23 am (UTC)
And fifty-three seconds!
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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2006-03-16 01:23 am (UTC)
Good day for math.

It's always a good day for math.

Kind of like pie.

Mmm... pie.
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