Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Pie...awww...Pi Day!!

A rare Sunday post for me, but today is a very important day Yes, indeed. Today, If you are not aware, is a very big holiday. It is Pi Day! You know...Pi = 3.14…

So, what do you know about Pi? Well, according to the Pi Day site
"Pi, Greek letter (π), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.1415926535…

With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737."
..and then, of course, there is the Pi Minute. This will occur on March 14 at 1:59 p.m. 3.14159...you get it.

Today is also Albert Einstein's Birthday, which seems rather fitting.

And how to celebrate Pi Day? Well, with PIE, of course!


15 comments:

  1. I'd better find some pie today! I can't pass up this opportunity! Hey, have you ever seen the movie Pi? A real mind-bender...

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  2. Pie! Pie for all!

    No Sandy, I have not seen the Pi movie...I best mosey off to Netflix and check that out.

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  3. Yay for PIE!!!!! What's the choice of filling?

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  4. well, I am making an Irish apple tart.

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  5. I've just told my husband about pi day and he agreed that we MUST eat pie today. That, of course, means we must go out somewhere to eat pie. He is so nice.

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  6. I ended up making two pies actually. the apple tart and the 5 Minute Key Lime Pie that Kaye posted today on her blog. yumm..

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  7. Gosh, I blocked out the movie PI. That was one bizarre movie! But I do wish I had known in advance it was 3.14 day - I would definitely have come up with an appropriate dessert!

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  8. Oh, I missed it! I had no idea--this cracks me right up! Just another excuse to eat pie, I say. ;)

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  9. Marie, who don't love the pie..especially pi pie.

    rhapsody, as I said, I didn't see the movie. what would be the appropriate pie to go with Pi..the Movie?

    wacky, it is not an excuse, it is an obligation! ;-)

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  10. Irish apple tart? I neeeeed pecan! Or, lemon meringue (otherwise known as "calf slobber")

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  11. See? Pie are not square, Pie are Round! :)

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  12. We had chocolate cream...LOL

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  13. Ti...actually, my apple tart was square.

    Diane...you had me at chocolate..lol

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