Friday, March 14, 2014

About Today: 3.14 is Pi Day!

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It's March 14 (3.14 in the U.S.), which means it's time for math nerds everywhere to honor the number that always there for you, your favorite mathematical constant — pi (π)! We have lots of ideas when it comes to celebrating the 26th annual National Pi Day. You could memorize its infinite decimal places, run or walk a 5K (3.1 miles), indulge in tasty pies and pizzas, or just act totally irrational all day. How fitting is it that there is a delicious, geometrically sound dish by the same name? With endless ways to enjoy pi(e), March 14 is guaranteed to be great!

The Life of Pi: 3.141592654...
Pi (π) is one of the most important numbers used in mathematics. The irrational real number is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, meaning every circle in the universe has a circumference with length that is a little more than three times its diameter. Pretty cool, right? Now on to the pies...
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A Perfect Circle
As far as timing is concerned, we couldn't be more ready for Pi Day; spring is just around the corner, bringing with it lots of fresh fruit flavors. There are endless possibilities when you start with a pie crust (the circumference of which can be calculated using our old buddy π). How about a slice of Classic Peach Pie accompanied by a banana cream pie-inspired cocktail?
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The Savory Side
... But there's more than one way to bake a pie. While dessert pies often get the spotlight, savory tarts, quiches, pizzas, and pot pies are as circular and sensational as their sweet counterparts. You can even double up and go nuts with the best of both worlds: we give you Pizza Quiche. In fact, why not have a pie potluck to celebrate this wondrous day? There are no limits — to pi or to your menu.
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Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein!
It's a nice coincidence today is also the birthday of genius mathematician and physicist Albert Einstein. The Nobel Prize winner might be best known for his theory of relativity and the world's most famous equation, E=mc², but here's 10 things you might not know about Einstein — like that he never wore socks.
Search Related Topics:  albert einstein  physics  theory of relativity

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