It’s Pi of the Century Day


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):


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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