It's Pi Day - again!

by Anonymous on Mar. 14th, 2013

The symbol for pi (3.14...): and a blueberry pi at that.
The symbol for pi (3.14...): and a blueberry pi at that.Courtesy Mark Ryan
This is a repost from last year because it's once again March 14 (3/14), and that means it's once again Pi Day! That's the day set aside to recognize "the ratio of any Euclidean circle's circumference to its diameter", or in mathematical terms, it's an irrational number that begins with:

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609... and on and on and on, yadda, yadda, yadda. (It wasn't intentional but I like how the number has gone off the page toward infinity.)

Pi Day was created by a physicist named Larry Shaw (aka The Prince of Pi) back in 1988. The symbol for pi is that thing pictured above. (Yes, it's a blueberry pi - my favorite).

Official? Pi Day webpage
More pi info
The Pi Song (Thanks Pam Hamann!)

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Thor's picture
Thor says:

Funny how Pi Day keeps circling around every year!!!

posted on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 11:50am
mdr's picture
mdr says:

That is funny.

posted on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 11:57am
I'm not telling you's picture
I'm not telling you says:

Yay yesterday was pie day. (Haha butter fans)

posted on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 10:32am

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