Every day is a Sonday 5…

∙ After watching Novak Djokovic win in the 2011 Wimbledon men’s singles and Mahesh Bhupathi and partner lose in the mixed doubles, my 9-year-old son put forward a demand for a “Mixed Singles”.
“What’s that? It’s not even possible,” I dismissed him.
He replied, “Simple. One half of the draw will be male and the other half will be female. I want to see boys versus girls at the international level!”

∙ Once India needed 1 run off 60 balls to win.
“So India will win 100%?” he asked.
“100%!” I replied.
To which he said, “So can you say that the match is “fixed” at this stage?”

∙ Once when I was feeling really angry, he told me to watch the kid’s cartoon Shinchan.
“Watching Shinchan will give you such a headache that you will forget your anger!”

∙ While rolling down the glass of the car door he says, “I’m downloading the windows.” It’s uploading when they are being rolled up. The Internet generation I guess!

∙ My wife has caught on to him.
Once she was scrubbing his face real hard while cleaning it and he yelled, “God! Help me! Where are you?”
To that she replied, “Don’t worry he’s around somewhere and this time he’s on my side!”

© Sunil Rajguru

5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays & 5 Sundays in a month as common as your birthday!


July 2011 has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.

So let me jump on the table and dance on one leg with joy!


Because I am told by many people that for some obscure reason, this wonderful event happens only once in 823 years!

To burst the bubble right away, March 2013 also has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays!

Don’t believe me? Just click the time/calendar on the right hand bottom of your computer screen and check out March 2013.

Also, 5 Fri-Sat-Sundays would have hit you roughly that many times as many birthdays you have celebrated on this planet.

Don’t believe me again?

The Maths…

Every year has 7 months that have 3 days which come 5 times in that particular month.

(If a month has 31 days, then every day is repeated 4 times by the 28th of the month.

So 29th, 30th and 31st are extra or “5th” days.

Seven months have 31 days: January, March, May, July, August, October & December)

The chance that those 3 days are Friday, Saturday and Sunday is exactly 1/7th of that, which works out to be once a year!

(If you pick 3 days randomly from 7 days a week, then there are many permutations and combinations.

However, since the days only come in sequence, there are only 7 possible combinations: Sun-Mon-Tue, Mon-Tue-Wed, Tue-Wed-Thu, Wed-Thu-Fri, Thu-Fri-Sat, Fri-Sat-Sun & Sat-Sun-Mon)

Now this event may be skipped in some year and may happen twice in another since 364 days form 52 weeks and the extra 1-2 days shift the day-date matchings randomly.

Also, in 823 years, 3 days coming 5 times in a month will happen a whopping 5761 times!

A simple thumb rule to check on the calendar…

Any 31-day month on which Friday falls on the 29th will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.

Now the person who started this might argue that what he meant to say was that July being such a month will happen once in 823 years!

To answer that, in July 2016, the phenomenon will be repeated.

And you thought that you could say TGIF followed by a same-month weekend five times in a month only once every 823 years!

Call it a “5TGIF-Weekend Month” (5TWM or Fitwem) and it comes regularly 0, 1 or 2 times a year depending on the year.

But anyway, Internet virals ki Jai Ho!!!

Any Falsehood repeated 10 million times by a million people over thousands of networking and email service sites just has to be True!

This (Correct or Incorrect) Calculation by Sunil Rajguru