Cafe 227

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Happy Pi Day

Yes, today is apparently "Pi Day." Get it? March 14 = 3/14 = 3.14 ≈ п? Clever.

Judging by this web site, some people take Pi Day very seriously. Click here to see Pi estimated to the one-millionth digit! Click here to purhcase your very own Pi poster ("One of the most important numbers of mathematics... Now available on a poster")! Click here to listen to a song about Pi, in which the singer descants through the first 150 digits of Pi!

Not to rain on everyone's parade, but isn't this whole celebration a bit disingenuous? I mean, if rounding accuracy is what we desire, there was only one genuine Pi day - March 14, 1592.


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