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Mitchell Andrus
08-26-2010, 8:38 AM
An interesting fact about August 2010.


This August has:
5 SUNDAYS
5 MONDAYS and
5 TUESDAYS all in the same month.



It happens only once in 823 years, so mark your calendars for next time.


Keep an eye out for Mars. It's never been as close to earth as it is this month, 34.65 million miles.

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Zach England
08-26-2010, 9:34 AM
Does it have a blue moon?

Lee Ludden
08-26-2010, 10:41 AM
August 2012 will be next month with 2 full moons.

Jeff Monson
08-26-2010, 10:46 AM
An interesting fact about August 2010.


This August has:
5 MONDAYS and



Great, just great 5 mondays!!!

In what year do we get 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays?

Chris Padilla
08-26-2010, 10:58 AM
December 2010 has 5 Fridays. :)

Mitchell Andrus
08-26-2010, 10:58 AM
I stand corrected. From:

http://www.apathysketchpad.com/blog/2010/08/04/an-interesting-fact-august-2010-is-entirely-unremarkable/
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Well. Iíve just been told

AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT AUGUST 2010. This August has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays, all in one month. It happens once in 823 years. (http://twitter.com/Aisleyne1/status/20257390152)
And while the first claim was mostly unimpressive and only slightly false, this one is just false. Massive, shovel-loads of false. Honestly, this may be the falsest (earnest) statement Iíve read all year.
August contained five Sundays, five Mondays and five Tuesdays in 1999. It will happen again in 2021. Okay, so thatís still quite a while, but I canít imagine how anyone arrived at the figure of 823 years. August is 31 days long. It necessarily has five of three days of the week in it. Why on Earth would it be these three so rarely? How can people not see how implausible that is? Quite aside from anything else, the calendar loops every 400 years (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_rule). Nothing could possibly happen every 823 years any more than Wednesday could happen every nine days.
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So there.

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Chris Padilla
08-26-2010, 11:00 AM
http://www.snopes.com/science/astronomy/brightmars.asp

It doesn't appear the Mars thing is accurate either, Mitchell.

David Bridgeman
08-26-2010, 11:20 AM
That sounded wrong from the beginning. I remember old phone books had a perpetual calendar in the back. There were only 14 possible calendars that cycled with the leap years (Jan 1 on each day of the week for leap and non-leap years). You just looked up which calendar to use for a perticular year and went to that calendar. If I remember correctly, there were 100 years on the lookup table.

Per http://www.vpcalendar.net/4_Columns/Calendar_5.html 2010's calendar will be the same as 2021 2027 2038 2049 2055 2066 2077 2083 2094 2100

Mitchell Andrus
08-26-2010, 11:21 AM
http://www.snopes.com/science/astronomy/brightmars.asp

It doesn't appear the Mars thing is accurate either, Mitchell.

That's what I get for passing along cool stuff without checking it out.

I'm getting a "D" in this course again, aren't I?

NUTS!. I'm NEVER gonna graduate with honors at this rate.
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Chris Padilla
08-26-2010, 11:29 AM
You and Peppermint Patty: D-

;)

http://www.cafepress.com/snoopystore/820655

Rory Talkington
08-26-2010, 1:54 PM
Reminds me of the time I suggested to my future wife that we get married at the end of February 1992. :rolleyes: Didn't happen. :o

Glenn Vaughn
08-26-2010, 2:08 PM
Great, just great 5 mondays!!!

In what year do we get 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays?

October 2010.

David G Baker
08-26-2010, 2:33 PM
Mitchell,
It is all in the entertainment value. Even if it isn't true I will give you a 10 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best. I thought it was neat even if untrue, it stimulated some of the SMC members brains and got them off of the couch to look up and check out the facts. Another plus, I learned some new facts.

Chuck Cibes
08-26-2010, 3:50 PM
The thing that does make this month of August totally too long and unbearable is that I'm retiring on the 31st, and it seems like there's been 10 weeks in this month. I don't think it's ever going to end!!!

Mitchell Andrus
08-26-2010, 3:54 PM
Mitchell,
It is all in the entertainment value. Even if it isn't true I will give you a 10 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best. I thought it was neat even if untrue, it stimulated some of the SMC members brains and got them off of the couch to look up and check out the facts. Another plus, I learned some new facts.

Thanks, Dave. Now if only some of my stupid, dumb-head teachers in school felt that way I'd be.... well, I dunno come to think of it. Certainly not smarter.
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Tom Winship
08-26-2010, 8:32 PM
This August also had a Friday the 13th.

Bryan Morgan
08-26-2010, 8:57 PM
Keep an eye out for Mars. It's never been as close to earth as it is this month, 34.65 million miles.

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I've been hearing this one every year for AT LEAST the last 10-12 years... ;)

Greg Peterson
08-26-2010, 10:23 PM
I'm starting to notice a pattern Mitchell.

Walt Nicholson
08-27-2010, 9:52 AM
Don't feel bad, I didn't do too well in school either. When the teacher asked what days of the week started with the letter T, I said "that's easy, Today and Tomorrow". Then she wanted to know how many seconds in a year and I said 12; Jan 2nd, Feb 2nd, March 2nd, etc. Another D-, go figure :D:D

Bill Cunningham
08-28-2010, 11:39 PM
Will, I flunked astronomy, but I 'did' take up space !