Friday, March 14, 2014

Today Is Pi Day - Long Live Pi

Today March 14th (3.14) is Pi day that magic ratio of a circle's circumference to it diameter. It is usually celebrated at 1:59 PM as the number extended out is 3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679........

Today is the day math nerds select to be married, and next year it will be even bigger because in 2015 at 9:26 AM and PM it can be written 3/14/15 9:2653 the first ten digits of Pi.

While other people become excited over St Patty's day approaching, for math nerds this is the EVENT of the year.

Today is also Albert Einstein's birthday. The German theoretical physicist was born on March 14, 1879.

In the Movie "Life of Pi" the character Piscine Molitor Patel hates his first name being mocked by schoolmates and decides to reinvent himself by shortening his name to “Pi”.

And of course that is how Mr. Spock in Star Trek managed to stop an evil entity that has taken over the Enterprise's computer system. He ordered it to "compute to the last digit the value of pi."


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