More excuses for celebration thanks to Wolfram Demonstrations

October 9th, 2008 | Categories: mathematica, Wolfram Demonstrations | Tags:

Right now we are all being subjected to some pretty depressing news. Flicking through today’s newspaper I see article after article on things like the credit crunch, the global energy crisis and impending recession. In the face of all this doom and gloom what we need is as many excuses to celebrate as possible.

Birthdays are a great excuse for celebration – a night out (or in) with friends, good food and maybe a glass (or three) of wine but the problem with birthdays is that they only come around once a year. Once a year, that is, if you only consider Earthly years but if you expand the net to include Martian years, Jovian years and, best of all, Mercurian years then you get a whole new set of celebration dates for your calendar.

The problem you are now faced with is working out when your next Martian birthday is. That’s where this Wolfram Demonstration from Chris Boucher comes in handy. Simply enter your birthdate and you’ll instantly get told your age as it would be on the various planets of the solar system. Despite it’s recent demotion from planetary status, Pluto has been included as well, and rightly so in my opinion. As an added bonus you’ll get told when your next birthday will be on each planet – helping you to fill up that all important celebration calendar. Cheers!

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  1. MJC
    October 9th, 2008 at 18:49
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    Of course I will not be sending you a card for any of your birthdays!