Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Pi Day!

It's finally here!  I know we've all been anxiously awaiting this glorious holiday, and finally, it has arrived!  Excited?  It's Pi Day, falling each year on 3/14.  Just imagine how exciting it would have been to be alive on this day in 1592, yes 3/14/1592.  I'm sure everyone celebrated and enjoyed the day off.  I vote we make this a more recognized holiday and everyone should get the day off... If you think so too, comment, and I'll send our pleas to congress.

For now, here's some Pi stuff for everyone to enjoy...

Pi Facts:

  • ”Pi Day” is celebrated on March 14 (which was chosen because it resembles 3.14). The official celebration begins at 1:59 p.m., to make an appropriate 3.14159 when combined with the date. Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day (3/14/1879) in Ulm Wurttemberg, Germany.
  • With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal.
  • Pi is an irrational and transcendental number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating.
  • In the Star Trek episode “Wolf in the Fold,” Spock foils the evil computer by commanding it to “compute to last digit the value of pi.
  • The first 144 digits of pi add up to 666 (which many scholars say is “the mark of the Beast”). And 144 = (6+6) x (6+6).
  • If the circumference of the earth were calculated using π rounded to only the ninth decimal place, an error of no more than one quarter of an inch in 25,000 miles would result.
  • Thirty-nine decimal places of pi suffice for computing the circumference of a circle girding the known universe with an error no greater than the radius of a hydrogen atom.

You cannot unsee this:

There is a very cool web site here...

The Pi-Search Page

This page will allow you to search within Pi for where your birthday, your age, etc. falls.

What are you doing sitting in front of your computer, get out and celebrate
Pi Day!!!!

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