It’s Pi Day tomorrow! March the 14th, or 3/14 as written in the American MM/DD date format. This is of course a worldwide celebration of the mathematical constant which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the radius.

Ideas to celebrate Pi day:

- Pi recitation contest. I reached 55 digits once but I’m currently down to 40: 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971
- Pie eating contest (first you have to measure the circumference and radius of the pie to ensure that it is a perfect circle).
- Hypnotise yourself on YTMND.
- Allow your computer to celebrate pi day by making it calculate 256 million digits of pi!
- Watch the film Pi.

A few facts:

- In the movie
*The Matrix Reloaded*, 314 seconds is "the length and breadth of the window" which Neo has to reach the "source" of the matrix. - In the
*Star Trek*episode "Wolf in the Fold", when the computer of the*Enterprise*is taken over by an evil consciousness, Spock tells the computer to figure*π*to the last digit, which incapacitates the entity as all computer resources are devoted to this impossible task. (obviously the USS Enterprise doesn’t have dual-core technology. Could a forkbomb take down the USS Enterprise?) - In
*Time Warp Trio*, Sam shuts down a threatening robot by telling it that his number was*π*.

Have a good Pi Day!

Our school is holding an event for piday.. about 35 different games/stations that we are running for the elementry school children.. we are getting into groups and planning an event that has something to do with math/pi.

The only thing is, we are not holding the event till 4/13 (pi backwards..).

I’m pretty excited for it.. get’s my out of school and let’s us be creative.

I memorized it to 254 this year. Got some extra pie for it. ðŸ™‚ I’m a freshman in high school…

Keep up the good work.