National Yellow Pig Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: July 17, 2017 is National Yellow Pig Day.

Yellow Pig Day

Yellow Pig Day came from within the sixties when two math students from Princeton spent a very long time obsessively examining the amount 17. It appears they went just a little mad eventually, and made the decision to invent the idea of a yellow pig with 17 toes, 17 teeth, and thus forth… Now Yellow Pig Day is an integral part from the academic calendar, and it is celebrated with cake, carols, parades and general revelry.

What Is Yellow Pig Day and When Is It Celebrated?
What Is Yellow Pig Day and When Is It Celebrated?

The holiday began in the early 1960s in Princeton University when mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly began looking at properties of the number 17. The fascination for the number eventually evolved into a yellow pig with 17 eyelashes and ...

Today is Yellow Pigs Day
Today is Yellow Pigs Day

They came up with the concept of Yellow Pig Day. Most likely, it had 17 toes, 17 teeth, 17 eyelashes, etc. The yellow pig and the number 17 have been linked ever since. David Kelly runs Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSiM), ...

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College honors retired professor David Kelly with 17 mph speed limit
College honors retired professor David Kelly with 17 mph speed limit

Kelly loves the number 17 so much he created a holiday on July 17 called yellow Pig day to celebrate it. The holiday began in the early 1960s in Princeton University when mathematicians David Kelly and Michael Spivak began looking at properties of the ...

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Would you believe that July 17th is National Yellow Pig Day? Well it is, and that me thinking about my favorite pig. The one who is sitting safely at home in a trophy case enclosed in glass within the safe borders of Minnesota, surrounded by over 10 ...

Happy National Pig Day 2012! [VIDEO]
Happy National Pig Day 2012! [VIDEO]

Today is also Yellow Pig Day, surprisingly enough. It is a day geared to mathematicians around the world, celebrating the number 17. It has been celebrated across college campuses and mathematicians since the 1960s, according to Holiday Insights.

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