14 March 2010

Pi Day 2010

There is only one day in the year that we math majors get to glorify our knowledge of irrational numbers and the Greek alphabet- free of the ridicule and harassment of others, like Recreational Management and Youth Leadership majors. That day is Pi Day, March 14! It occurs every year at this time, and is so named because the first three digits of pi are 3.14. The next three digits are 159, so 1:59 is the official pi time of pi day.
Here's why I'm grateful for pi:
  • I can spell it, and draw it.
  • It makes radius to circumference ratios easier to handle.
  • It is never ending, like a trip through Wyoming. On second thought, that's not a very good reason to be thankful for pi...
  • On pi day the only thing to do is eat pie, one of my favorite desserts. 
Pi is pretty sweet, that's for sure (pun intended). I can only imagine what it's like in Greece. I bet they go crazy, doing pi trivia and what not.
P.S. Have you ever checked out www.failblog.org? It is so funny it may knock your socks off.
P.P.S. The above picture is compliments of www.snorgtees.com, which as some pretty witty shirts, if I may say so myself.


Danielle Mendel said...

Other reasons to be grateful for pi

- it makes for really good conversations
- it gives math majors a great scale to compare things by that no one else understand, (on a scale of 0 to 2pi)
- There is one day that everyone actually thinks that math majors are cool, we're the center of attention, and everyone wishes they could really know what pi is. Pi day is our token cool day
- Pi day also gives us an excuse to show the world how nerdy we actually are and how fascinating we think pi is and they cant mock us... openly.
- you can pi a professor in the face
- you win a prize for memorizing digits of pi
- you win cool math stuff, like tshirts and sweatbands

etc etc etc.

Man we're so nerdy we're freaking awesome.


Jenny said...

Your snorgtees question makes a lot more sense now. I love you. Seriously.

Symantha said...

I love snorg tees! And your pun.

justpulse said...

Hahaha oh Dave, I love this post! You are such a math nerd. :) I am enjoying the mental image of the Greek people going crazy on pi day. I bet it's out of control! You should make it a goal to be in Greece on pi day sometime.