So Binary Day is a cool day. It is a lucky day to the Chinese to get married. Why not have a baby?
You may have to click to my post to see the video. It is not showing up in my Google Reader.
Turns out locally (story) that one couple has had a baby each of the last three years. The birthdays are 08-08-08, 09-09-09, and now 10-10-10. An interesting story and the first thought I had are what are the odds of that?
I think this leads into an interesting problem/ discussion. I would ask students: "How random was this or do you think that they cheated?" Students could decide if they were "aiming" for these dates and if this is a truly "random" problem.
What do you think? Is this worthy question for your class and how would you use it?