posted by on 2006.03.14, under Uncategorized

Happy Pi Day!!

March 14 = 3.14

“Pi Day is celebrated in a variety of ways. Parties or other observances may be held by mathematics departments in educational institutions. Math or science clubs might gather to consider the role that the number ? has played in their lives and to imagine the world without ?. During such an event, pi celebrants may devise alternative values for ?, eat pie, play piñata, drink Piña Colada, eat pineapple, listen to the song “Pi” by Kate Bush, or watch Pi. The shape of the pie is sometimes square, due to the pronunciation of the equation for the surface area bounded by a circle = ?r2, i.e. “pie are squared.”

The “ultimate” pi moment[1] occurred on March 14, 1592, at 6:53 AM and 58 seconds. When written in American-style date format, this is 3/14/1592 6:53.58, which corresponds to the value of pi to twelve digits: 3.14159265358. However, considering this was well before any kind of standardized world time had been established, and the general public had no concept of ?, the occurrence likely went unnoticed[2].”


Also note the Albert Einstein was smart enough to be born on Pi day.

My dad was also smart enought to be born today! Nice work Dad, and happy birthday!

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