Pi Day (3.14) March 14, 2017

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Pi Day (3.14) March 14

Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Did you know…

That, and according to Live Science, there’s a pi “language”? Yes: Nerds literally invented a dialect known as Pilish, in which the numbers of letters in successive words match the digits of pi. For example, Mike Keith wrote the book “Not a Wake” (Vinculum Press, 2010) entirely in Pilish:

Now I fall, a tired suburbian in liquid under the trees,
Drifting alongside forests simmering red in the twilight over Europe.

(“Now” has three letters, “I” has one letter, “fall” has four letters, and so on.)

Easy, right?


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