Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day!

It’s 3.14 !

Well, not exactly.

More accurately, it’s:

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679....... and on and on, and on and on, forever.

Read about it here and even more about it here.

And then let’s all go out and run around in circles.


  1. It is a wonderful number or fraction just use it as a fraction and your problems are solved. It's easy.

    Spherical trigonometry isn't. A spherical triangle has the sum of it's included angles from zero to three hundred and sixty.

  2. Oh great! It's Pie Day! My favourite is steak and onion pie so we'll have that followed by an apple pie with vanilla custard.

  3. I'm with York.Pud. Let's all have pi. Maybe a pi potluck would be fun? I'll bring pumpkin pi and maybe an iced apple raspberry pi. Put the coffee pot on and let me know when it's ready. I've got rabbit chores to do........

  4. Fascinating number, indeed. We have a rule in our home that I'm allowed to access my kids' iProducts whenever I want, so my son cheekily used Pi for his password, forcing me to memorize the first ten digits. My daughter, on the other hand, used the first five numbers of the Fibonacci sequence. Raising a couple of smart alecs, I am.... Maybe I'll go bake them a pie.

  5. ...and ever and ever and ever...

  6. A pie you could sell as a dieting aid. Every piece of Pi has ZERO calories. Eat to your heart's content and let your shadow diminish.
    Numbers have to be good for something (says the maths/science ineptitude poster child).

  7. A Texas Skywriter tried this AM to write Pi over 100 miles taking it out to as many decimals as possible. Sadly, the weather was windy.

    In San Francisco, riders on BART were given a number and asked to stand n the order in which they would appear after the decimal.
    What fun Robert!

    New post up at

  8. "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." - Carl Sagan