# Happy Pi Day!

Another year has passed, and Pi Day is upon us once more. Happy Pi Day!

Isn’t Pi day March 14?

Not where I’m from. Today is July 22, or 22/7. Pi, or a reasonable approximation thereof.

You’re from accross the pond, I take it?

New Zealand, so across a pond.

A somewhat larger pond than I thought.

Ah, Pi Day-Eve. I remember Pa in the field making crop circles. Ma would be cross-stitching rings while my younger sister was happily engaged with her Hula-Hoop. Now of course it’s just so commercialized that I don’t even bother to celebrate.

Oh, and now that we’ve got the confusion cleared up, happy π day, to you too!

I guess those of us that live in “months first” countries will celebrate π day on a different day then those in “days first” countries.

Seems they’re advertising it earlier and earlier, too: this year the signs and decorations were in the shops in May. Still, you can still have a good old-fashioned Pi day at home with the family, sitting around the fire, sipping mulled wine, and calculating Pi to 20 decimal places. And of course there’s that timeless look on the children’s faces as we decorate the Pi tree.

31 April (31/4) might make some sense in month-first countries, but 22/7 is much more logical. The advantage of American Pi Day is that it’s also Einstein’s birthday (IIRC). Happy pi day in any case.

Oh oops. April has 30 days, huh? Please ignore my failings.

When come back, bring… calendar

Yeah but the best month first countries can manage is [Professor Frink] PI is exactly 3.14 ! [/Professor Frink]

No wonder America is falling behind in the sciences!

You can do better than 3.14 if you go the the pi hour, minute, second, etc.

I started watch Pi last night, but turned it off when he was poking the brain in the subway station.

I think we need a better movie for this holiday.

Oh, that dreadful screeching sound effect when he jabs it with a pen! Whatever the mental equivalent of instinctively crossing your legs to protect your balls is, I did it with my brain.

When come back, bring 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944
592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647
093844609550582231725359408128481117450284102701938521105559
644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233786783165
271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273
724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360…

22/7 isn’t any better. That comes out to 3.142857…

When come back, bring 355/113.

Sorry, don’t know how to best work that into a calendar thingy.

When come back, bring 3.
1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510
5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679

8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128
4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196

4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091
4564856692 3460348610 4543266482 1339360726 0249141273

7245870066 0631558817 4881520920 9628292540 9171536436
7892590360 0113305305 4882046652 1384146951 9415116094

3305727036 5759591953 0921861173 8193261179 3105118548
0744623799 6274956735 1885752724 8912279381 8301194912

9833673362 4406566430 8602139494 6395224737 1907021798
6094370277 0539217176 2931767523 8467481846 7669405132

0005681271 4526356082 7785771342 7577896091 7363717872
1468440901 2249534301 4654958537 1050792279 6892589235

4201995611 2129021960 8640344181 5981362977 4771530920
By the way, 3.142857 is closer to pi than 3.140000 is…