Wednesday 23 November 2016

Celebrating Wednesday's #3

These Wednesday's do come around quickly don't they (precisely once every seven days)! So here we are again celebrating this Wednesday.

I have to be honest and say that I have been dreading writing this one, and that is putting it mildly. You see a lot of days have more than one celebration, but this week there is just one and well, not wanting to be unfair to it, but on the face of it, it's not the most exciting day in the world.

Today's special day is Fibonacci Day. If like me, you have no idea what Fibonacci is, well join the club. If you do know, you obviously listened in school, whilst I was busy getting distracted by something outside.

So Fibonacci as I have discovered and in very, very basic terms is the most common sequence of numbers where the next number in the sequence can be found by adding together the previous two, so starting with 1, the next number will be 1+1 = 2 then 2+1 = 3 then 3+2= 5 which gives you a sequence that looks like this 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 etc.

Apparently, the sequence has been around for ever, but was made known in Europe by the mathematician Leonardo Pisa in 1202 (just a few years ago then).

And it would appear that this sequence appears in nature, everywhere, so I will leave you with some photos of 'Fibonacci' and if you do wish to read up about it's occurrences in nature and why etc. just click here because it is really is quite fascinating and I wouldn't be able to do it justice.

And just in case that was all a bit too much for you after a hard day at work, here's a manatee to remind you it is still Manatee Awareness Month.

Any excuse to post a picture of this cute see mammal ;-)

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