It’s Pi of the Century Day

3.14/15

Better celebrate today, cuz you’ll be dead the next time it comes around. In fact, if you want to maximize your inner nerd, celebrate at 9:26:53 this morning (roughly).

Pi Art Squared

Below is our old friend pi carried out to 768 decimals places, i.e., stopping for a breather at the end of the Feynman Point, a rather odd sequence of six consecutive nines (which does not disprove randomness by the way, thank you for asking):

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196442881097566593344612847564823378678316527120190914564856692346034861045432664821339360726024914127372458700660631558817488152092096282925409171536436789259036001133053054882046652138414695194151160943305727036575959195309218611738193261179310511854807446237996274956735188575272489122793818301194912983367336244065664308602139494639522473719070217986094370277053921717629317675238467481846766940513200056812714526356082778577134275778960917363717872146844090122495343014654958537105079227968925892354201995611212902196086403441815981362977477130996051870721134999999.

More Fun with The Merger Verger:

To impress your mom, you can remember Pi to eight decimal places by counting the letters in each word in the following phrase:

May I have a large container of coffee beans? (3,1,4,1,5,9,2,6,5)

About the Art:

The colorful image above is a representation of the first 100 billion digits of pi, developed by Jon Borwein, a mathematician from the University of Newcastle in Australia, and programmer Fran Aragon, who describes it thus: “We wanted to prove, with the image, that the digits of pi are really random. If they weren’t, the picture would have a structure or a repeating shape, like a circle, or some broccoli.”

Courtesy of Wired magazine.

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