Rails 3.2.8 console:
1.9.3p194 :001 > Date.parse("Monitoring")
=> Mon, 08 Oct 2012
That looks nothing like a date, but it is pulling Monday from Monitoring. Should Date.parse be that lenient?
This is a standard Ruby library and not part of Rails. Check out Date.parse for more details :)
Thanks. Rails does a require 'date' so that's why it is showing up in rails c and not in irb unless do a require 'date'.
Moved to: http://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/7137