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November 2nd is Look for Circles Day
you're looking for something to do today then keep your eyes open
because it's Look for Circles Day! Can you find them all?
Let's get right into celebrating Look for Circles Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Alright, so this is one of those holidays where it's like,
"What? What are we doing?" but bear with me. You see, we do so many
things without thinking twice about them and we pack our days full of
nonsense. We're zipping from here and there and we don't take any time
to stop and smell the roses, let alone look for circles. Yes, it does
not make much sense but circles are all around us (no pun intended) and
they are quite perfect in shape. So this is more of a day to make free
time for yourself and have fun searching for random circles. The
lovely word for this shape comes from the Greek word kirkos and circles
have been recognized since way before we even started jotting down our
history. I mean, if you look at the sky, you have a sun and a moon that
are pretty noticeable circles. And when we got a little smarter the
wheel was invented, and that's a pretty handy circle. And when look
into someone's eyes... what are you looking at? A couple circles, right?
it can be a little difficult when you try to measure a circle, but that
problem was almost perfectly solved way back in 1700 BC when the method
to find the area of a circular field was jotted down on the Rhind
papyrus. They were pretty close to finding the correct value of pi even
way back then, but let's not get too deep into math today. This is a
day for having some fun! So let's go find some circles!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, stop running around in
circles like a chicken with their head cut off for starters. Just take
a little break today and bring some friends and family with you on your
journey to find circles. If you have little kids, then they will
probably love joining in on the fun! And really, you don't even have to
leave your house... start looking for circles in the room you're in
right now. Or you can even type circle into Google's image search and
try to locate some of the coolest pictures of circles you've ever seen.
But you can also leave your house and set up a fun game with
whoever is searching with you. Each of you can have your own camera and
then you go around town taking pictures of all the circles you see.
Then, when you regroup, you can compare your pictures to see who found
the coolest looking circle. What does the winner get? Go to a store and
have them pick out something in the shape of a circle and that is their
But you can play another interesting game to see if
anyone can actually draw a perfect circle without the help of a
compass. So take turns drawing a couple different circles and THEN
check their work with a compass to see how far off you are. Some of you
might get pretty close but there's a tiny lesson hidden in this
exercise. No one is perfect. And also... no one is a circle! Have
a great day and enjoy the hunt!