π Day!

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Happy π (3/14) Day! (And Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein.)
It’ll be more exciting in 10 years when it will be 3/14/15 9:26:53. Or if you want to skip the time and prefer rounding, in 11 years it will be 3/14/16. For whatever it’s worth, I currently have π memorized to 3.14159265358979, which I believe coincides with the number of digits of π stored on a TI-85. In case you missed it, I was, and am, a HUGE math nerd.
Many years ago, my parents threw a pie party (although I don’t think it was on π Day). All the guests were requested to bring a pie and no other type of food. There were fruit pies, mincemeat pies, pot pies, and I think even a pizza pie. But being the creative child that I was, I made some chocolate chip cookie dough and formed it into a gigantic π-shaped cookie. More than one of my parents friends didn’t get the joke, if I recall.
π day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. He would be 126 today, which is relatively old. (Pun entirely intended. We’re so sorry, Uncle Albert. (Oh man, now I’m punning/quoting Paul McCartney songs. I better stop this before it gets out of hand.))
Edit: Yes, I fudged the time of this entry.

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4 responses

  1. 3.141592653589793 sticks with you. That’s how many digits I memorized it to about 15 years ago. In the meantime I’ve forgotten countless important things. And I’ve never needed more than 3.14, which is what I once read NASA uses. I prefer to think they use at least 3.1415, but that’s neither here nor there.
    This is ridiculous. I have to do some work.