Pi Day!!!

“Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling
In mystic force, and magic spelling
Celestial sprites elucidate
All my own striving can’t relate
Or locate they who can cogitate
And so finally terminate.  Finis.”

That’s for memorizing Pi up to thirty one decimal places. What is the thirty second? It’s a zero, which is why most mnemonic rhymes go no farther than thirty one words (how do you represent a word of zero length in a poem? If you say a word of zero length, did you make a sound?)

Some fun Pi related things:

Here is a graphic on Pi and how it really is all about pie 🙂

314-pie-via-zazzle

And while the U.S. Congress is much maligned, they did try to pass this House Resolution a few years ago:

2009-house-resolution-224

And did you know that Pi day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday?

Our math department graduate students are celebrating Pi day on March (3) 14th at 1:59 pm and 26 seconds. Probably there will be pie at the gathering.

And here is a story about some of the wackier Pi Day celebrations around the world:

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/03/14/happy-pi-day-heres-some-of-the-wackiest-celebrations-around-the-world/

So…

What are you doing to celebrate Pi Day???

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