Saturday, March 13, 2010


Every year for the last couple years I celebrate Pi Day by eating a pie at 1:59 on 3/14.  Pi Day this year is this Sunday.  If you are going for Pi minute too make sure you set your clock for DST, least you anger the gods.

Pi Day and Pi Approximation Day are two holidays held to celebrate the mathematical constant π (pi) (in the mm/dd date notation: 3/14); since 3, 1 and 4 are the first three digits of π. March 14 is also the birthday of Albert Einstein and the two events are sometimes celebrated together.

Sometimes Pi Minute is also celebrated; this occurs on March 14 at 1:59 p.m. If π is truncated to seven decimal places, it becomes 3.1415926; making March 14 at 1:59:26 p.m., Pi Second (or sometimes March 14, 1592 at 6:53:58 a.m.).

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