Yes, the year went by so quickly and now it’s time to celebrate “Pi Day” again. For those few that do not know, “Pi Day” gets its name from the first 3 digits of pi 3.14. And if you are used to the American convention of writing the date with the month *before* the day, you get 3(March) 14 (day of the month).

If that’s not enough, March 14th is also Albert Einstein’s birthday.

So, let’s all celebrate another wild, fun-filled “Pi Day”.

When you come back, bring pi.

c’mon, someone had to…

Nah, Pi Day was March 14, 1592. Today is just Pi Approximation Day.

**Q.E.D.**

But just think - in a mere 9 years we will be in the year 2015 and “Pi Day” will then be 3 14 15

One year later, it will be 3 14 16 (accurate to 1 part in 300,000 - a rather good approximation).

Maybe I should get out more.

**Mad Hermit**

I’m glad *somebody* said the obligatory “in joke”. (Lord knows I’ve posted a few of those myself.)

Maybe we should distribute circulars so word gets around…

Does this mean April 31 is American Pi Day?

(On thinking more closely - :smack: )

In Microsoft Excel, Pi day is January 3, 1900 at 3:23:54 AM.

My nieces’ math class is celebrating the day by having everyone bring in pies. I didn’t understand what my brother was talking about when he explained it to me the other night…didn’t get the correlation with the date…thank you for making me less ignorant.

Myself, I’m happier that it’s also Steak & BJ Day. I’m happier still that my wife is the one who pointed this out to me, and told to make sure to buy some steaks today.

Isn’t that February 14th?

*facesmack*

Move along, nothing to see here.

In honor of this auspiciuos day, here are some Pi links:

The Pi-100 club (of which I am a member )

Interesting Facts about Pi

Facts about the Indiana Pi Law

Paul’s Page of Pi

Jeff’s Pi Memorization Tips

Of course, over here we’ll have to wait till the 31st of April for *our* Pi Day.

Err. In leap years, or something.

Time to bring my total of memorized digits up to 50…

(Every pi day, I memorize five additional digits of pi. Because I have no life to speak of.)

But you have pi.

Happy Pi Day to All

Here’s a question: How many slices of Pi can you get out of one Pi? And does it matter if it’s cherry or pumpkin Pi? Dammit, now I want cherry Pi.

Actually, *Pi Approximation Day* in 22 July (22/7). And from what I’ve heard, you’re not supposed to break out your new pocket protectors until 1:59PST today. Why they use the Pacific time zone (as opposed to GMT or EST) propbably just means there are more geeks on the west coast then there are on the eastern seaboard.

Pi trivia: There’s some historical discussion over the original ‘mention’ of pi. Some say it was the orignal streaker; Archimedes others attribute it to the later, more accurate ratio in the Old Testament.

That’s anyone’s guess, but I bet you couldn’t fold a slice of cherry or pumpkin pi more than 8 times without all the filling squishing out.

We’re celebrating Pi Day here in Asheville. In years past we’ve usually had the celebration at our house, but a friend of ours opened a Piratical bar in the past year, so we’ll be going there for our pies. Yay pi!

Daniel

No Pi Party (and no Piratical Bar’s jukebox) would be complete without music by Paul Gusmorino III and his “Music of Pi”.