Happy Pi Day, Fellow Nerds!

By Breanna Draxler | March 14, 2013 10:01 am

Once a year, when the calendar reaches mid-March, we nerds celebrate the calendar analogue of a very special mathematical constant. The number may be irrational, but the parties are anything but.

Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pie, on the other hand, is just delicious. So go forth and bake! How many slices should you have? Oh, I don’t know. Maybe 3.14159?

How will you be celebrating this special day? Tell us your creative pi day plans in the comments section. Perhaps you’ll be doing a pie-rrific calculation like the one in this video:

Or maybe enjoying the pi-related activities at the Exploratorium, where Pi Day originated. Whatever you do, have a very happy Pi Day!

 

Image courtesy of  sniegirova mariia/Shutterstock (π added by author). Video courtesy of Numberphile/YouTube.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Space & Physics, top posts
MORE ABOUT: 3.14, pi, pi day
  • http://twitter.com/JohnLDixon John Dixon

    To be accurate, it’s American Pi Day. In Europe, we’d need April to have 31 days… ;)

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