Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pi Pie on Pi Day


Happy Pi Day! It's 3/14! Just like last year, I forgot and didn't make a pie in time. And I won't be baking one today, so I thought that I'd show you one anyway.

I had complete mathphobia growing up, but always loved the concept of pi. For some reason I found that number strangely comforting. I've never used π for anything, well except for these pi posts, but I liked that this number was constant, yet infinite. There was something other wordly and magnificent about it. It had a cool symbol to go with it. Plus, it sounds like pie.

Oh, and in case you're curious, there's a movie called Pi. I saw it when it first came out. I liked the idea of it more than the actual movie though. It's rather deranged, but the trailer sucked me in. Watch it here.

π

And on this day, I wanted to write more about pi than just 3.14. So here is pi to 500 places. It's 50 digits in each row. Kind of pretty. Enjoy!

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751
05820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067
98214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812
84811174502841027019385211055596446229489549303819
64428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909
14564856692346034861045432664821339360726024914127
37245870066063155881748815209209628292540917153643
67892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609
43305727036575959195309218611738193261179310511854
80744623799627495673518857527248912279381830119491

*Updated* I just found this Pi Cake recipe! I know it's pie sacrilege, but I had to share it.
; )


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6 comments:

Adam Gaffin said...

Sad but true: To find *something* mathematical we could do better than the Supernerd in chemistry, a friend and I memorized pi to 80 decimal points. It worked, although I suspect it was just because he had better things to do :-).

Bellini Valli said...

Happy pi day!!

Suldog said...

PI Day is such a cool idea. I'll have to remember it for next year, and do it up right!

gfe--gluten free easily said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who didn't note this special event! I will have to remember next year though as pies are definitely in "My Favorites" category. :-)

Shirley

Tracy said...

Hi, Anali! I'm not good with numbers at all... but pie, not that I can do! ;o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Anali said...

adam gaffin - LOL! Hey it's a great story that you can tell now!

bellini valli - Thanks and same to you. Although quite belated at this point. : )

suldog - I guess we all need reminders for next year!

shirley - I haven't made a pie in years, so this would really be a fun way to celebrate next year. I need a special pi day alarm clock!

tracy - Happy day to you too! ; )

 
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