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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Pi Day

For geeks (and semi-educated people) around the world, today is Pi Day.  Today is March 14th, or 3/14.  Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter.  It is considered an "irrational number", because it never ends.  The most common representation of the number is 3.14.  In some cases, you'll see it extended out to seven or eight digits past the decimal point, to 3.14159265.  If you want to see something interesting, check out what Pi looks like when it's worked out to one million digits.

For most of us, the only true Pi Day of our lifetime will be on 3/14/15 at 9:26AM.  For the trolls in the world, it occurred on March 14th of 1592.

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