March 14, 2007

Slicing Into π Day

Today, March 14, is observed here in America by number geeks as π day. Wikipedia will tell you that the Europeans celebrate it on July 22 because they write their dates differently, but we Americans are louder.

3.141592 translates to 3/14 1:59 PM in my own twisted interpretation of π day, which means I am going to stop by the market, buy a pie, and share it with my co-workers just before 2PM. (You can’t celebrate it at 1:59 AM because most people are asleep and pie is meant to be shared)

If my kids liked pie, I would have baked.

For other ways to p lay with your food on π day, I suggest this method for calculating an approximation of π using frozen hot dogs. If you don’t have frozen hot dogs, pretty much any small straight object will do, so long as you can throw it.

Posted by James at March 14, 2007 9:02 AM
Create Social Bookmark Links

Yum! Thanks James, you rock!

Posted by: Sara at March 14, 2007 6:41 PM

Copyright © 1999-2007 James P. Burke. All Rights Reserved