Wednesday, August 17, 2011
...and be just like this guy:
(Read the Cliff's Notes of the trick below the video)
Read more about this trick here
Cliff's Notes of the trick:
Take the last day of February. (This year was a Monday) and that's called "Doomsday"
I don't know why it was given that name but you can call it the "Magic Day" if you like.
The following dates are also Doomsdays and will be Mondays this year:
For the even months: 4/4, 6/6, 8/8, 10/10, 12/12, For February, since Doomsday is the last day of the month it will be the 28th except on leap years which would make it the 29th.
For the odd months John Conway tells us to think of working a 9 to 5 job at 7-11.
That means 9/5, 5/9, 7/11, and 11/7 are all Doomsdays.
For March, its football touchdown scores: 7,14,21,28
For January, there isn't any good trick to remember: 3,10,17,31 and for leap years move it up one to 4,11,18
Now with a simple bit of math, you can add or subtract your way to any day of the month.
To learn how to figure out dates throughout the centuries listen to the audio clip at the top of the post starting at the 7:00 mark
Monday, August 15, 2011
Holy crap! it took long enough to find a name that was available for a blog. Update: After 24 hours of owning the name Blogables, I have come to find that it is the perfect name for a blog and if I could have my pick from every single name for a blog, I would choose... Blogables. Indeed this is part of the human coping mechanism which tries to make us happy.