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Today is the Pi Day of the Century

Math Geeks around the World are celebrating “Pi Day“. The rest of you can follow along or look up the answers in the back of the book.  But not just any “Pi Day”.  Today at precisely 9:26:53 AM it will be the Pi Moment.  This will not occur again until March 14th, 2115.

Traditional Pi Pie.

Traditional Pi Pie.

All around the world math geeks or celebrate all things pi. The traditional pie baking is cranking up this morning. Which will be followed by the traditional Pi Day breakfast of pie. If you get a chance swing by the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco. They are holding an all-day celebration of all things Pi and admission is free. Come early, the building has limited capacity and admission is not guaranteed. No food or drink is allowed so sadly, you have to leave your pies at home.

 

In traditional families, the Pi Pie is served precisely at 1:59. Family and guests slowly recite pi as Dad or Mom begins to carve the Pi Pie by bisecting its diameter.

The youngest child has the honor of lighting the pi candles.

The youngest child has the honor of lighting the pi candles.

Here’s J. Tobin School in Boston .

Here’s J. Tobin School in Boston .

Other Pi Day celebrations include group formations of pi, geometry parties, running of the 3.14 mile Pi marathon and the traditional hotdog toss. During which hot dogs are throw on to a floor marked with evenly spaced parallel lines.  Why? Because the proportion of hot dogs that cross the lines when they fall works out to be approximately 1 over Pi!

 


Pi before it’s too late.
 

 

Pi echos from the hills as the Pi Formations join as one voice!

Pi echos from the hills as the Pi Formations join as one voice!

Traditionally pi Day celebrations end at 3:14 PM when celebrants form the Pi formation and recite pi from memory. One by one, people will drop out of the formation until person who has memorized the most digits is declared the winner.

Don’t forget to watch The Life of Pi.

 

Carolina Panthers posted this on their site.

Carolina Panthers posted this on their site.

Other Pi Day Links

 

Happy Pi Day 2014

Happy Pi Day 2012

Happy Pi Day 2010

Happy Pi Day 2007

 

BTW: Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday.

 


{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Rob Buchanan via Facebook March 14, 2015, 10:46

    People have WAY to much time on their hands

  • Walt April 8, 2015, 21:58

    Can I take a moment to share Pastafarianism with you?

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