π day once again

It’s that time of year again. Today is 3.14.2011, so it Π Day! Yea! And Hoppy Birdthay, Albert Einstein.

When I was a high school sophomore, I thought it was pretty cool that I could remember π to four decimal places. Then my friend Bill off-handedly recited it a coupla-few digits beyond 3.1415926 and said, “Pffft…that’s all I can remember.” At my current age, I’m happy to remember anything beyond 3.14.

I recently learned that last year, US National Public Radio’s Mark Memmot had some notes on Π Day; they’re available under “Celebrate Pi Day With Your Own ‘Pi-Ku’.” This year Doreen McCallister has recipes for pies (yes) for Π Day: “Celebrating The Pies Of March.”

In just a couple of years, π day will fall on the 14th day the 3rd-month, 14th-year. That’s gotta be a little interesting, no? Until next year, and then the following year… slip on over to http://www.piday.org/ and explore. Or, check previous entries (I missed 2010):

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