Pi Day is one of those geekish holidays that I don’t pay much attention.
Pi Day, by the way, is March 14th. 3/14. Ie., 3.141592653589793. The circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. π.
Fifteen digits of π is all NASA needs for its interplanetary missions. A calculation of the circumference of a circle with a diameter the distance of the Voyager 1 probe, 12 1/2 billion miles from earth, would be off by an inch and a half.
Forty digits of π are all you need to accurately calculate the size of the universe to the width of a hydrogen atom.
No, I’ve never eaten pie for Pi Day. I understand why people do — Pie and π — but that just seems silly. But I won’t mock anyone who makes a big deal about pie.
Especially key lime pie.
Tell us about something fun you do for/around pi day (especially if there
are pis or pies or taus involved).
— Daily Blog Prompt (@dailyblogprompt) January 3, 2018