Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Celebrate Pi Day!

Clever Pi 

Happy Pi Day everyone!  Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.  It has been used and understood for approximately 4000 years, and in honor of its first few digits (3.14), we can now celebrate Pi Day on March 14 (3/14).

What will you do to commemorate this special day?  At the very least, you should eat pie.  Did you know if you write 3.14, and then reverse it (as in a mirror), it spells PIE?  You can even find t-shirts like this online.  Pretty good, huh?

Speaking of eating pie, think of the possibilities:  pizza pie, chicken pot pie, lemon meringue pie, pumpkin pie....

Here are some other things you can do to celebrate:

Memorize digits of pi.  Universities even host contests to see how many digits people can recite.

Find your birthdate in the digits of pi.  Seriously.  Or, if you don't have time to search for your birthdate in pi yourself, check out this website.  The computer will do it for you, and it only takes a few seconds.

Write a PIEM (pi + poem).  This website shows you how.

Check out the history of pi.  This PC Magazine article gives a brief history of "everyone's favorite irrational constant."  Isn't that a great line?  See if you can work that one into a conversation today.

Need some other ideas?
I found this fun link giving you 10 different ways to celebrate today.  Check it out.

Homemade apple pie.

Hope everyone has a great Pi Day!

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