Wednesday 4 March 2009 — This is more than 14 years old. Be careful.

Chris Wilson notices a mathematical-calendrical quirk: if March 5th is 35, then 35×35 = 1225 means that March 5th squared is December 25th, so March 5th is the square root of Christmas! Pair this with Pi Day (3/14), and you get a nerd celebration:

I hereby declare that:

- March 5th shall be known as the Square Root of Christmas and
- The 10-day interval between the Square Root of Christmas and Pi Day shall be known as Nerdigras

Let the festivities begin!

## Comments

Bob Congdon10:21 PM on 4 Mar 2009Because DEC 25 == OCT 31

Giacomo7:20 AM on 5 Mar 2009Eduardo7:50 AM on 5 Mar 2009Michael Tobis10:36 AM on 5 Mar 2009Michael Tobis10:38 AM on 5 Mar 2009Robert K10:44 AM on 5 Mar 2009On the first day of Nerdigras, my imaginary girlfriend gave to me a hash map in a B-Tree.

On the second day of Nerdigras my imaginary girlfriend gave to me two Turtle functions and a hash map in a B-Tree.

On the third day of Nerdigras my imaginary girlfriend gave to me, three unmatched parens, two Turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-Tree.

On the fourth day of Nerdigras my imaginary girlfriend gave to me, four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two Turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-Tree.

... okay, a little help here? 'Cause apparently I suck at this!

Ned Batchelder12:14 PM on 5 Mar 2009On the fifth day of Nerdigras, my imaginary girlfriend gave to me, five golden ratios! Four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-tree.andrew12:39 PM on 5 Mar 2009Bob Congdon1:34 PM on 5 Mar 2009On the sixth day of Nerdigras, my imaginary girlfriend gave to me, six trees sp-laying, five golden ratios! four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-tree.Rob Hudson1:39 PM on 5 Mar 2009Jonathon Duerig4:30 PM on 5 Mar 2009On the seventh day of Nerdigras, my girlfriend gave to me, seven pointers dangling, six trees sp-laying, five golden ratios! four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-tree.

On the eighth day of Nerdigras, my girlfriend gave to me, a byte, seven pointers dangling, six trees sp-laying, five golden ratios! four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-tree.

Alex Kesling5:08 PM on 5 Mar 2009Steve M.5:34 PM on 5 Mar 2009Tony Williams7:02 PM on 5 Mar 2009On the eighth day of nerdigras my nerd love gave to me eight bits a zeroed, seven pointers dangling, six trees a splaying, five golden threads, four calling stacks, three base tens, two turtle funcs and a hash map in a balanced search tree.

nickf7:31 PM on 5 Mar 2009Alex Kesling9:04 PM on 5 Mar 2009Kelly Yancey10:50 PM on 5 Mar 2009Jonathon Duerig12:49 AM on 6 Mar 2009@Kelly: But there are 012 days in Nerdigras based on the original post. So I suppose that we should just count up to 012 since it looks more similar to the original.

So the full song would go like this:

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On the oh-first day of Nerdigras, my imaginary girlfriend gave to me a hash map in a B-Tree.

On the oh-second day of Nerdigras my imaginary girlfriend gave to me two Turtle functions and a hash map in a B-Tree.

On the oh-third day of Nerdigras my imaginary girlfriend gave to me, three unmatched parens, two Turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-Tree.

On the oh-fourth day of Nerdigras my imaginary girlfriend gave to me, four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two Turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-Tree.

On the oh-fifth day of Nerdigras, my imaginary girlfriend gave to me, five golden ratios! Four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-tree.

On the oh-sixth day of Nerdigras, my imaginary girlfriend gave to me, six trees sp-laying, five golden ratios! four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-tree.

On the oh-seventh day of Nerdigras, my imaginary girlfriend gave to me, seven pointers dangling, six trees sp-laying, five golden ratios! four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-tree.

On the oh-tenth day of Nerdigras, my girlfriend gave to me eight bits a zeroed, seven pointers dangling, six trees sp-laying, five golden ratios! four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-tree.

On the oh-eleventh day of Nerdigras, my imaginary girlfriend gave to me, a printout of Graham's Number, one corrupted byte, seven pointers dangling, six trees sp-laying, five golden ratios! four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-tree.

On the oh-twelfth day of Nerdigras, my imaginary girlfriend gave to me, [insert lyric here], a printout of Graham's Number, one cornipted byke, seven pointers dangling, six tress sp-laying, five golden ratios! four calling stacks, three unmatched parens, two turtle functions, and a hash map in a B-tree.

Robert K7:08 AM on 6 Mar 2009On the twelth day of nerdigras I sent my ISP...

(all together now!)❧ 12 fracking fractals

❧ 11 puns so stunning

❧ 10 bits a twiddling

❧ 7 pointers dangling

❧ 6 trees a splaying

❧ Fiiiive RFID rings

❧ 4 calling stacks

❧ 3 unmatched parens

❧ 2 Power Gloves

❧ ... and a hash map in a B-treeeee!

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