Mar 16th, 2009
A little slice of Pi
While some cities celebrated an early St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday March 14th, those finding the answers to life at the bottom of their pint glass may not have realized the significance of its shape on that glorious day. For Saturday was International Pi Day, a day where mathletes and those who love them celebrate the mysterious, transcendental, infinite, constant and highly irrational Pi.
While official Pi Day T-shirts (and less occasion-oriented Pi T-shirts) are one way to celebrate everyone’s favorite infinite number, we might recommend that someone designate pie as the official food of Pi Day. It’s not only delicious, it’s round.
And so we wish a belated Happy Pi Day to all the Pi fans out there. Now get on out there and formulate with irrationality.