Why You NEED To Do Something Special On Saturday
This coming Saturday is a special day. In fact, it’s a once in a lifetime—89 years to be exact—type of day. News agencies started writing about it last year, Las Vegas is offering special wedding packages for that day, and even Walmart is joining in on the celebration.
So what’s all the fuss about? Well, just have a look at Saturday’s date:
The next sequential calendar date is January 2, 2103 (01/02/03)—about 89 years from now. If that’s not enough motivation to do something special on Saturday, here are some more (mathematical) reasons.
A sublime and perfect date. Well, actually I’m referring to the “12” in Saturday’s 12/13/14 date. 12 is special in many ways, but before I tell you about two particularly noteworthy ones, first let me tell you about perfect numbers.
Perfect numbers equal the sum of their proper divisors—the factors of the number, excluding the number itself. For example, 6 is a perfect number (the first, actually), since 6=1+2+3. The next perfect number is 28. Now, wouldn’t it be interesting if we found some perfection to go along with the uniqueness of Saturday’s date? Well you’re in luck, because there are 6 divisors —> Read More Here