Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pi Day Celebration and Albert's Birthday

As Mel has told me on several occastions...I'm a nerd and she's a nerd and we love our nerdiness.  And the crowning evediance of our nerdiness is our annual celebration of Pi Day.  Yup, that's right, Pi Day :)  3.14159265 (etc).

And most of you may not know this...but March 14th (aka 3.14) is also Albert Einstein's birthday (fate?)

Now those of you who have never heard of Pi day need to know that Pi Day is celebrated (by those in our group) by the making and eating of Pies, get it...Pi and pies :P  (Yep!  100% nerd)

See?  Pies :)  And of course a birthday cake for our friend Albert! And in case you were wondering Pizza Pie TOTALLY counts!

Geometry: Half the circumference of a circle with a radius of 1 is exactly pi

Record for calculation: 2.7 trillion digits (by Fabrice Bellard, December 2009)

Record for memorization: 67,890 digits (by Chao Lu, 2005)

How random? There are no occurences of the sequence 123456 in the first million digits of pi

Some of our happy pie eat, Pi Celebrating Frineds :)