# Happy Birthday Leonhard Euler – from the Houston Eulers Cookoff Team!

Today, April 15, 2013, Google celebrates Leonhard Euler’s 306th birthday with a google doodle.

But I’m celebrating with a song and a memory.

Euler is pronounced “oiler,” which is what makes the Houston Oilers reference work.

### The Houston Oilers Fight Song

The College of Natural Science and Mathematics hosted a chili cookoff when I was in grad school. My friends and I entered as the “Houston Eulers.”

Yes – total math nerds. But we were the cool kids.

Really.

We decorated with old-school Houston Oilers colors and made a looping tape of the Houston Oilers fight song.

And we sang it for four hours straight.

Here it is:

We didn’t win the cook off, but we did win the trophy for the most annoying.

### Happy Birthday Leonhard Euler!

Leonhard Euler is a famous mathematician that did all sorts of crazy, innovative and awesome things in math.

In 1736, Euler solved the famous Bridges of Königsberg problem (roughly the same problem as the 5 Room House Problem). With this, he cranked up Graph Theory – a branch of mathematics that seems kinda cheesy until you dig into it. Then it’s pretty cool.

He’s also known for inventing that crazy $f(x)$ notation for functions! (You know – the one Land’s End uses..)

### So let’s celebrate!

I’m going to connect with my pals from grad school.

What about you? How will you celebrate Euler’s 306th birthday?

Share in the comments – and don’t forget to share on your favorite PLN too!

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### 2 Responses to Happy Birthday Leonhard Euler – from the Houston Eulers Cookoff Team!

1. Great job Bon. That was something I didn’t know.

2. Mitch Lawyer says:

I was a proud member of the Houston Eulers. Our chili was really bad, but our pun was outstanding.