May I have a Large Container of Coffee?
March 16, 2007 Leave a comment
How did I miss ‘Pi Day‘?
Well, I did. It was yesterday. Actually, the day before, as it’s after midnight.
March 14th (3.14, pseudo-Euro sense; while ‘they’ use periods to separate months and days, our European friends state DDMM versus MMDD).
The phrase ‘May I have a large container of coffee’ is how I approximate (they’re still calculating) the value of Pi (count the letters in each word, yielding 3.1415926).
Clever, eh? 😛
Along those lines, you could approximate ‘Pi Second’: March 14 at 1:59:26 pm (although I’m not geeky enough for that).
Celebrate Pi Day with your fellow math geeks!
In the news:
- VallyWag posts: "Pi Day"
- Albert Einstein was born in Germany on Pi Day: 14.3.1879 (note: 3.14 in US date format). Appropos.
- Wired posts: "March 14, 1879: Mr. Big"
- Mark’s Web Site: "Pi Day Songs"
This has had me going around in circles.