The Daily Geek: Happy Pi Day Edition

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Today is March 14. Also known as 3/14. Also known as PI DAY! Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and is an irrational number, which means it cannot be described as a simple fraction, it goes on forever, like this:

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286 208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481 117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233 786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273724587006 60631558817488152092096282925409171536436789259036001133053054…

You get the idea. So here’s a bunch of stuff that I found on the Internet about pi.

PI PIE Delicious and educational.

FALLING PI! The first 100 digits of Pi going down as dominos!

MAGNUM PI! Kinda perfect, right?

COMPUTERS HATE PI! Pi is an irrational number, says Mr. Spock.

CUTIE PI! This kid is smarter than you.

WRONG! Don’t feel bad if you don’t get Pi, it’s totally wrong.

SECRET CODES! Are Shakespeare’s plays hidden in Pi?

SUPER SPEED! This guy recites 623 digits of Pi quickly.

PI AT PI David Letterman speaks with math savant Daniel Tammet and learns about “Pi Day” at around 3 minutes and 14 seconds in this video.

DRILL A HOLE IN YOUR HEAD! The trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s “Pi.” I wanted to post the drill scene, but that’s a bit brutal for a Thursday morning.

’Til tomorrow, gang!