Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy Pie Day?!

No, no. NOT Pie. Pi! Seems that today, March 14 (or 3.14) is Pi Day.

Pi, Greek letter (pi), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi = 3.1415926535... Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th.


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.

To learn more about Pi, you can visit this site where I stole all the above information:
http://www.piday.org/

I celebrated "Pi Day" walking the exact same 10 km (6.2) walk I did yesterday. Yesterday I put up all the directional signs; today I took them down. As "irrational" as it sounds, it is unlike pie in that the walking cycle does have an end. I did sweat out just enough of my Friday the 13th beer to partake in a few ales tonight with Lady Suzanne, Sir Hook , and Lady Winky. Perhaps I'll celebrate with 3.14 ales!

Happy "Pi Day."

Sir Bowie of "Oh, what the heck, I might as well round up to an even 4" of Greenbriar

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

guess I was a day early with my fresh spinach quiche making last night - and yes, real men DO eat quiche!

now off to meat Sir H and Lady A as we plan our crossing of the pond adventure

Lady S

Anonymous said...

ummmmm that would be meet rather than meat...guess I was thinking about dinner plans...

Lady S (in a hurry!)

Anonymous said...

Freudian slip Suz...clearly you are getting too much of that Stud Bowie lately LOL....




guess who

Anonymous said...

if you lived closer, I'd think you were peeking in our windows!

were your ears burning tonight as we talked about England plans????

Lady Suzanne

Anonymous said...

nah... I was round the town putting up posters forewarning the locals of the Kuhn and Wells invasion... Stockpile the flaming torches, hide the beer... they're on their way...LOL..



DO

Sir Hook of Warrick aka "David K Wells" said...

If pie equals the beers you drank last night...then pie equals 7.0!

Sir Hook the Math Wiz of Warrick

Anonymous said...

well Sir D, this Lady only had 2 beers as she was driving Sir B home from the gathering...

but I made up for the light night at Bingo yesterday...and I had someone driving me home

today is a new day...what will it bring?!

Lady Suzanne of Greenbriar