Tuesday, March 14, 2006

National Pi Day (3.14- get it?) Learn About Butterflies Day, March 14th


National Pi Day

Today is the day to celebrate Pi... no, not that pie.

To celebrate Pi Day you can look up the location of your birthday in Pi, sing Pi Day songs, or play Pi Trivia.

Wikipedia, says that we should "eat pi (pie), play pi (piñata), drink pi (Piña Colada), eat pi (Pineapple) or watch Pi (film)." And we should save our major celebration until 1:59 pm, to recognize the six-digit approximation of Pi: 3.14159.

Fun Pi Facts

-Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

-March 14th is also Albert Einstein's birthday! (Coincidence? I think not.)

-Pi in Binary looks like this: 11. 00100100 00111111 01101010 10001000 10000101 10100011 00001000 11010011 00010011 00011001 10001010 00101110 00000011 01110000 01110011 01000100 10100100 00001001 00111000 00100010 00101001 10011111 00110001 11010000 00001000 00101110 11111010 10011000 11101100 01001110 01101100 10001001


Learn About Butterflies Day

If celebrating Pi is a little too analytical and systematized, then you should try something more natural and holistic, and learn more about butterflies today.


Butterfly Facts

- The word butterfly came from the English word Buttorfleoge.

- The collective name for a group of Butterflies is a flutter.

-Butterflies don't have lungs, they breath through openings in their abdomen called "spiracles".

-There are nearly 18,000 species of butterflies.

-Butterflies taste with their feet.

-Butterflies can attain a flight speed of up to 50 kph.

-When it rains butterflies find shelter in dense undergrowth and tree cavities.

-Some male butterflies emit pheromones through special scales on their wings.

-The average lifespan for an adult butterfly is just 20 to 40 days; the minimum lifespan of a butterfly is as little as three or four days; and the maximum lifespan of a butterfly is six months.

11 comments:

Master Fob said...

Can we read The Life of Pi?

FreeThinker said...

Happy Pi Day, everybody!

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Master Fob: Of course we can read The Life of Pi! This is why we have friends to fill in the holes of knowledge left by Wikipedia! But if you read The Life of Pi, you must also be either eating a pie or drinking Piña Colada. (Listen to me be queen of the world.)

Do you think you can get your superpowers going to light a fire under someone's keyboard? Or is he lost to us forever?

Freethinker: Welcome!

edgy killer bunny said...

Someone chooses not to dignify your comment with a comment, thereby dignifying your comment with a comment.

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Woo Hoo! Edgy comments!!!!! It's been 10 days since Edgy posts, and 8 days since Edgy comments. I will no longer languish in disconsolation.

Unless, we have another Edgy Famine.

LL said...

When I die, I'm going to ask for pi heaven.

Absent-minded Secretary said...

I hope that you won't have to do pi related algebra for all eternity in pi heaven.

LL said...

Mmm boy.

Edgy said...

Because my blog reader has decided that this is a recent post, even though it was posted last year, I have reread it. Comments as well.

I find it interesting that there has been a dirth of Edgyness of late. Maybe it's seasonal?

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Hmmm, interesting. Do you hate March? It's the end of Ides, so it should be okay for you to blog again.

Your blog reader probably thought that it was new because I put in a keyword to link it to this year's Pi Day.

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