Saturday, 14 March 2009

Happy Pi Day!

Today, March 14th, is International pi Day. pi being the Greek symbol for the highly irrational number that comes when you divide a circle's circumference by its diameter. It starts with a 3 and a decimal point and then disappears over the horizon.

Pi = 3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 more

Hence the day: 3/14 is how some parts of the world think March 14th is written.

A piece of trivia: if I convert "LEE" to digits, it becomes "120505". This sequence of numbers appears in the string of pi at position 1,733,630 counting from the first digit after the decimal point. The 3. is not counted.

However, doing the same with my full name gets the following response: The string 12050511051414050425 did not occur in the first 200,000,000 digits of pi.

Does that make me unique?

Or just irrational?


  1. I don't know what it makes you... all I know is that I now have a craving for blueberry pie... damn.

  2. I'd say it makes you into someone with far too much time on their hands. Go bake some pies for Diane !

  3. that makes you irrationally undefinable and disappearing in to the horizon...
    he hehe...

    wat did i just say?

  4. Maybe it appears in the next 200,000,000. How long IS it anyway? At some point, it has to repeat itself doesn't it.

  5. It is an irrational number, meaning it can't be expressed as a fraction of two other numbers. They have gone to over a billion places with no repetition of number sequences.

  6. A bad day for people with an irrational fear of pies.

  7. You are uniquely irrational or irrationally unique!

    Hope you didn't miss the Pi second early on this morning...

  8. Dunno but it makes me feel like I have been struck down with sleeping sickness.

  9. What's more spooky is that we've had two successive Fridays the 13th (or is that Friday the 13ths?).

  10. Well, like the number, perhaps just a bit odd.
    But, that's OK. That's why we love ya!

  11. Y'know...
    Someone should go over to J Cosmo's town and tell him to come in from the rain!
    That business of staying out there will wrinkle him like a prune!

    OK OK, I'll go.

  12. Do you want us to say that you're as nice as pie ?

  13. The only good pie comes with cream.


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