Today is Pi Day!! Yeah! And it's not to late to celebrate with a piece of pie, either pizza pie, or your favorite dessert pie. Just remember to calculate the area of the pie before you eat it (by using pi )and then you will know how many square inches of pie you ate, if you ate a whole pie that is.
For Pi Day fun, check out the Official Pi Day Website which has a Pi Day Shop, where you can buy Pi Day t-shirts and a clock in terms of pi, has a link to make and send Pi Day ecards to your friends, and even a link to watch Pi Day raps on You Tube. I have to say, I didn't watch the nine minute one. Hello! Nine minutes of pi rap!? Really?
Another place for Pi Day fun is The Pi-Search Page. The Pi Search Page has 200 million digits of pi, and will search for your preferred sequence of numbers so you can see where in pi they are. For example, today's date 03-14-2009 came up with these results: "The string 03142009 occurs at position 78,157,637 counting from the first digit after the decimal point. The 3. is not counted." So, with this resource, for some one's birthday, you can send them a card telling them where their birthday occurs in pi! And you know they will think you are the coolest person on the planet!
Anyway, have a very happy Pi Day everyone, and if you want to check out my previous Pi Day posts, look here, here, and here.
Saturday, March 14, 2009