In an attempt to get my life back where I want it to be, I've been taking refresher courses* in math. Which means I'm thinking about math a lot more than usual. Which means this is the first Pi Day in ages when I'm equally as interested in Pi as I am in Pie!
Here's Pi to the first 100 digits just in case you were wondering. Did any of you have a math teacher that had it printed up around the border of the classroom like I did? I suck at memorizing numbers, so thank god the internet happened and let me just look this up:
Lookit all those numbers!
Since the first part of that is 3.14, March 14 is Pi Day. And since mathematicians are nerds and nerds like puns, we celebrate with Pie! I always did appreciate a good pun (and a good pie).
Some random facts about Pi that I like:
- Pi Day is also Albert Einstein's birthday
- Computing pi is a stress test for a computer -- a kind of "digital cardiogram."
- 3.14 backwards looks like PIE
- "I prefer pi" is a palindrome
- There are no occurrences of the sequence 123456 in the first million digits of pi -- but of the eight 12345s that do occur, three are followed by another 5. The sequence 012345 occurs twice and, in both cases, it is followed by another 5.
- there are roughly pi x 10-million seconds in a year
Here's my Pinterest board for all things pie:
My fav pie recipe is super easy:
Mix four egg yolks with one can of sweetened condensed milk and half a cup of key lime pie; pour into a prepared gramcracker crust; cook at 350 for half an hour. Key Lime Pie!
What's your favorite pie? OR How do you feel about math?
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