Happy π Day!

14 03 2008

Yes, today happens to be 3/14/2008, or 3.14, which most people recognize as the universal number for Pi. So, today is Pi Day. It has it’s own website, which you can find here. Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Math and tech nerds everywhere are celebrating 3.14 in their own way. This website is celebrating by a ceremony called “The Dropping of the Giant Pi.” Think the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, only a lot more geeky. I believe it is slated to drop at 1.59pm, although I couldn’t tell you if that was EST, CST, or whathaveyou (3.14159). The site is currently playing a replay of last year’s pi drop, incase you need to get into the spirit.
Here are some popular Pi jokes, for your enjoyment.
Q: What do you call what happens when you cut a jack’o’lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi!
Q: What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Moon Pi.
Q:What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Pi in the sky.
You can find more from Professor Al G. Bra here.
Happy π Day from me to you!

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