Wednesday, September 9, 2009

{ Why 09.09.09 Is So Special }

Remember last year when I celebrated THIS date? Well, today I'm celebrating another one of the world's rare calendrical anomalies known as 09.09.09. So what's so special about this date? Well, if you're a number nerd like me, you'd know it represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century (until January 1, 2101). Though technically there's nothing special about the symmetrical date, I find it interesting that September 9th also happens to be the 252nd day of the year (2+5+2=9). You've got to admit, that's kind of cool.

Need another reason to like the number 9? Did you know that the sum of the two-digits resulting from nine multiplied by any other single-digit number will equal nine? Check it out: 9x5=45 and 4+5=9.

Multiply nine by any other two, three, or four-digit number and the sums of those will also break down to nine. Example: 9x31=279 and 2+7+9=18 and 1+8=9. I'm loving the number 9. Hope you all enjoy today's calendrical anomaly!

PS- I posted this at 9:09am...just for fun!

6 comments:

nerak said...

um, being a fellow number lover (hello, i'm an accountant for crying out loud), I adore this post.

Rolph Family said...

oh I have always loved the number 9, Dec. 9th!

Kim said...

Just plain rad.

Bracken and Bracken said...

Turned out to be a lucky day for me :)

McLove said...

You are awesome! Posting this at 9:09 hahhaahaha:)

Florene or Lori said...

That is amazing, Aub! I remember -- way back when I was in High School -- all the cool things my math teacher taught me about the number 9. It, too, became my favorite multiplication and addition (and subtraction) number! You have given it new meaning!