Pi Day

By: Susie77 , 6:03 PM GMT on March 13, 2014

Courtesy of: Spaceweather.com

FRIDAY IS PI DAY: Mark your calendar. This Friday, March 14th (3.14), is day. It's an occasion to celebrate
one of the most compelling and mysterious constants of Nature. Pi
appears in equations describing the orbits of planets, the colors of auroras,
the structure of DNA. The value of is woven into the fabric of life, the universe and ... everything.

Humans have struggled to calculate for thousands of years. Divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter; the ratio is .
Sounds simple, but the devil is in the digits. While the value of is finite
(a smidgen more than 3), the decimal number is infinitely long:


Supercomputers have succeeded in calculating more than 2700 billion digits and they're still crunching. The weirdest way to compute : throw needles at a table or frozen hot dogs on the floor. Party time!

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7. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
12:10 AM GMT on March 27, 2014
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6. Susie77
12:31 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Now I'm hungry. lol
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5. Skyepony (Mod)
2:33 AM GMT on March 14, 2014
I'll have to make pie tomorrow..
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4. BaltimoreBrian
1:24 AM GMT on March 14, 2014
Good one RobDaHood!
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3. RobDaHood
1:23 AM GMT on March 14, 2014
Just think how much fun Pi day will be next year!
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2. BaltimoreBrian
1:16 AM GMT on March 14, 2014
I'll have clam pizza pie and blueberry pie for dinner tomorrow :)

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1. Patrap
6:29 PM GMT on March 13, 2014
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