05/07/09 Is "Odd Day"

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

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.

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  • by Amanda Location: Greenville on May 8, 2009 at 12:07 PM
    The same people who have the time to think of this stuff are the same ones that watch Disney movies for dirty stuff.
  • by Mary Location: NC on May 7, 2009 at 11:34 AM
    Man, now its to late in the day to come up with a party. I know I would have odd number of things. Guests for one lol. Good idea for fun.
  • by Anonymous on May 7, 2009 at 10:15 AM
    Haha neat!
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on May 7, 2009 at 08:48 AM
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on May 7, 2009 at 08:09 AM
    I see three demeaning posts and there are sure to be more coming. So what if there are people who love numbers and make a hobby out of it? Get over yourselves and your elitist, egocentric personas.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on May 7, 2009 at 07:45 AM
    There are clearly people who don't have enough to do. If we could only harness all that energy....
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 7, 2009 at 07:04 AM
    That is pretty interesting, but I am confused.
  • by T Location: Washington on May 7, 2009 at 06:38 AM
    Wasted space.
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on May 7, 2009 at 04:57 AM
    Add who in the world has the time to sit and figure that out?

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