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On Pi Day [March 14, 2013], finding strength in numbers
CNN ^ | March 14, 2013 | Elizabeth Landau,

Posted on 03/14/2013 5:11:50 AM PDT by Daffynition

In Daniel Tammet's mind, three is a dotted green crescent moon shape, one is a sort of white sunburst and four is a blue boomerang. Every number has a distinct color and shape, making the number pi, which begins with 3.14, unfold like a beautiful poem.

For math enthusiasts around the world, March 14 (3-14) is Pi Day, honoring the number pi, which is the ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle. On Thursday, Tammet is promoting France's first Pi Day celebration at the Palace of Discovery science museum in Paris.

Tammet's relationship to this number is special: At age 25, he recited 22,514 digits of pi from memory in 2004, scoring the European record. For an audience at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, he said these numbers aloud for 5 hours and 9 minutes. Some people cried -- not out of boredom, but from sheer emotion from his passionate delivery.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Education; History
KEYWORDS: math; mathmatics; pi; stringtheory
How many digits of Pi can you recite from memory?

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286 208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481 117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233 786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273724587006 606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146 951941511609433057270365759591953092186117381932611793105118548074462379962749 567351885752724891227938183011949129833673362440656643086021394946395224737190 702179860943702770539217176293176752384674818467669405132000568127145263560827 785771342757789609173637178721468440901224953430146549585371050792279689258923 542019956112129021960864034418159813629774771309960518707211349999998372978049 951059731732816096318595024459455346908302642522308253344685035261931188171010 003137838752886587533208381420617177669147303598253490428755468731159562863882 353787593751957781857780532171226806613001927876611195909216420198938095257201 065485863278865936153381827968230301952035301852968995773622599413891249721775 283479131515574857242454150695950829533116861727855889075098381754637464939319 255060400927701671139009848824012858361603563707660104710181942955596198946767 837449448255379774726847104047534646208046684259069491293313677028989152104752 162056966024058038150193511253382430035587640247496473263914199272604269922796 782354781636009341721641219924586315030286182974555706749838505494588586926995 690927210797509302955321165344987202755960236480665499119881834797753566369807 426542527862551818417574672890977772793800081647060016145249192173217214772350 141441973568548161361157352552133475741849468438523323907394143334547762416862 518983569485562099219222184272550254256887671790494601653466804988627232791786 085784383827967976681454100953883786360950680064225125205117392984896084128488 626945604241965285022210661186306744278622039194945047123713786960956364371917 287467764657573962413890865832645995813390478027590099465764078951269468398352 595709825822620522489407726719478268482601476990902640136394437455305068203496 252451749399651431429809190659250937221696461515709858387410597885959772975498 930161753928468138268683868942774155991855925245953959431049972524680845987273 644695848653836736222626099124608051243884390451244136549762780797715691435997 700129616089441694868555848406353422072225828488648158456028506016842739452267..........

1 posted on 03/14/2013 5:11:50 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
Watched "Life of Pi" last night.

Ordered a pizza.

Thus we enjoyed pizza Pi.

2 posted on 03/14/2013 5:14:51 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Daffynition

PI = 22/7


3 posted on 03/14/2013 5:15:32 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Daffynition

4 posted on 03/14/2013 5:16:46 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Daffynition

Some other Pi and Pi Day related comics (go to the oldest and work your way forward, or you'll read some out of order.)

5 posted on 03/14/2013 5:24:00 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: N. Theknow
Chicago or NY style?


6 posted on 03/14/2013 5:32:10 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Pharmboy
Pirate


7 posted on 03/14/2013 5:33:30 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: central_va

8 posted on 03/14/2013 5:34:43 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Neato!


9 posted on 03/14/2013 5:35:53 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
Chicago or NY stylr?

Neither. It was the original Italian style, ;)

10 posted on 03/14/2013 5:36:05 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

That’s irrational. :)


11 posted on 03/14/2013 5:37:19 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: JoeProBono

12 posted on 03/14/2013 5:43:05 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
That’s irrational. :)

If you eat pizza with your mouth open, is it "See-Rations?";)

13 posted on 03/14/2013 5:47:27 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow
We did too!


14 posted on 03/14/2013 5:49:45 AM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer
Which version of the story did you like?

For us.....Tigers and meerkats? What's not to love?!

Flying fish were awesome as well.

15 posted on 03/14/2013 5:54:57 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Daffynition
0bama voter: I want a piece of your pi.

5.56mm

16 posted on 03/14/2013 5:57:11 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: N. Theknow

Very cool movie. Oh, and the number three to me is female and blue. Has been like that all my life. I used to see colors in letters and numbers and each had personalities but that part of my brain has, I think, atrophied a bit. Four is male. I don’t like 4 very much. I do like prime numbers and have sometimes put myself to sleep counting by primes. I’ve never been particularly interested in Pi.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 5:58:23 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: N. Theknow

Tiger, of course. I thought the bioluminescence was very cool and I especially liked the whale shark...


18 posted on 03/14/2013 6:02:09 AM PDT by stormer
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To: N. Theknow

Obviously I loved the meercats. I also loved Richard Parker. And the sky.


19 posted on 03/14/2013 6:03:13 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: N. Theknow

I also liked the scene where he caught the mahi-mahi. I’ve never seen one alive, but I have heard that their color is spectacular and fades very quickly when they die. My wife bought the movie after reading the book - I guess I’ll read it now and will definitely watch the movie again - it’s a keeper.


20 posted on 03/14/2013 6:07:35 AM PDT by stormer
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To: N. Theknow
Maybe we seafood differently. ;D [argh!]


21 posted on 03/14/2013 6:08:36 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Mercat
Meercats I have known...


22 posted on 03/14/2013 6:10:30 AM PDT by stormer
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To: M Kehoe
You're a fruit...:)


23 posted on 03/14/2013 6:12:09 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: stormer

My screen name actually means Mere Catholicism. But I choose it the year that The Lion King came out so Timon came to mind also. Since then (mid 90s) people have given me meercats.


24 posted on 03/14/2013 6:17:37 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Daffynition
You're a fruit...:)

No, I'm a fraction. Twenty two sevenths to be exact.

8^)

5.56mm

25 posted on 03/14/2013 6:30:01 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Daffynition
OMC!

(Oh, my cod!)

Ever had a dolphin-fish look directly at you?

Mahi making eyes at me!

26 posted on 03/14/2013 6:43:25 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Daffynition

27 posted on 03/14/2013 6:43:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

I’m going to Zeeks (Seattle) for some pizza pi!
http://zeekspizza.com/


28 posted on 03/14/2013 7:05:39 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Daffynition

Great...my grandson is obsessed with pirates, so this is perfect.


29 posted on 03/14/2013 7:23:05 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: M Kehoe
Right you are! Fraction meet fractal [me]


30 posted on 03/14/2013 7:30:40 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: JoeProBono
And it's Einstein's birthday too!

What a celebration today!


31 posted on 03/14/2013 7:34:55 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I didn’t know you hailed from the Emerald City!

Cool! Lots of good eats in Seattle.


32 posted on 03/14/2013 7:37:30 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: N. Theknow
Magnum pi >>Mahi making eyes at me!<<...I can wish, can't I?


33 posted on 03/14/2013 7:40:37 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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34 posted on 03/14/2013 7:50:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

Yeppers!


35 posted on 03/14/2013 8:07:00 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Daffynition

There is a place up on Phinney Ridge (on Phinney Ave. N. next to the Woodland Park Zoo) that sells only pies and ice cream called A la Mode Pies.

They are expensive but quite good from what I hear.
http://alamodeseattle.com/


36 posted on 03/14/2013 8:09:52 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Daffynition
I no longer celebrate Pi day. I support Tau day instead. The guy makes a lot of sense why Tau is a more useful number than Pi. Remember, a Pi is only half a Tau!
37 posted on 03/14/2013 8:22:18 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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38 posted on 03/14/2013 9:09:16 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: zeugma

I’m a wishy-washy mathematician! So I can be converted easily. I like this. I will read more! Thank you.


39 posted on 03/14/2013 9:36:08 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
I’m a wishy-washy mathematician! So I can be converted easily. I like this. I will read more! Thank you.

Glad you like it.

I think these 3 graphics are some of the strongest points in the favor of Tau:


40 posted on 03/14/2013 10:16:15 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: 21stCenturion

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41 posted on 03/14/2013 5:57:36 PM PDT by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: Daffynition; 6SJ7; AdmSmith; AFPhys; Arkinsaw; allmost; aristotleman; autumnraine; Beowulf; ...

Thanks Daffynition. It's also Albert Einstein's birthday!

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42 posted on 03/14/2013 8:07:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Lazzarini eats humble pi (posthumously)
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf096/sf096m18.htm


43 posted on 03/14/2013 8:10:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: central_va
PI = 22/7

355/113 is more precise...

44 posted on 03/16/2013 9:50:01 AM PDT by Excuse_Me (Tagline for sale or rent; pithy saying only fifty cents.)
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