Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tomorrow is Pi Day (3.14)

Forgive the reposts. With some 12,000 things that have caught my attention enough to put on the blog, sometimes it's instructive [read: easier for him -ed] to tour the memory-hole. From March 14, 2008:
I was so wrapped up in the BSC** conference call that I almost forgot the important stuff.
Some have dated the first Pi day celebration to March 14, 1592 at 6:53:58. This is incorrect.
It is obvious the Druids knew Pi:

Coincidence? I think not.

Some folks go further back:
The Great Pyramid and the Pi Factor

Here's the Pi song.
Here's a slice of Pi:
3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971

Here's Kate Bush's Pi song.

PiemanReal name: Homer J. Simpson
Occupation: Pastry Vigilante
Quote: "Don't do the crime if you can't do the key lime!"

Guide to Mathematics and Mathematicians on The Simpsons

"Apu: In fact I can recite pi to 40000 places. The last digit is one!
Homer: Mmmm, pie."
(episode [9F21] Pi (Pie) {sbj})
**Here's the Hamm's Bear pie commercial

More tomorrow.