Pi Day

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8 Things to Know on the 29th Annual Pi Day

It's a great day to celebrate with math...or pie

(Newser) - Tuesday is Pi Day, the only holiday that caters exclusively to math nerds who love puns and baked goods. Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, a never-ending number that begins 3.14—hence it being honored on March 14. Here are eight things to... More »

Here Are 3.14-Plus Fun Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

Including checking out old-time pie pics, learning how to cut the perfect slice

(Newser) - Time is a flat circle in which we do the same things over and over again—or, in the case of Pi Day, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, celebrated over and over again each year on March 14. Here's 2016's homage... More »

Pi Day Is Especially Remarkable This Year

Math fans, get excited for 9:26am

(Newser) - It's a big day for math lovers—even bigger than your typical Pi Day . The event is celebrated on March 14, or 3/14, each year in honor of the number, whose first digits are 3.14. But a single second this year marks a once-in-a-century occurrence that covers the... More »

Girl, 13, Has Memorized 2.3K Digits of Pi

She recites 1.7K in competition to win prize

(Newser) - On Friday, March 14—dubbed "Pi Day" because, well, 3/14—13-year-old Rachel Ooi won $314.15 (yes, 1 and 5 are the next two digits in pi) by reciting 1,715 digits of pi from memory. And that's not the best she can do: Ooi tells the Tennessean... More »

Don't Forget to Celebrate Pi Day

It's 3/14, time to party

(Newser) - Happy Friday and Pi Day. As all math fans know, March 14 is the day to celebrate all that is the incredibly long, specific number of pi. Newsy offers three suggestions revolving around 3.14, food, movies, and Rebecca Black. More »

Happy Pi Day

It's a happy occasion for number nerds

(Newser) - Microsoft is offering 3.14% off Dell tablets today, notes Time . The Your Pie pizza chain is offering pizzas for $3.14 all day in the Southeast. And Caltech students began a pie party at 1:59am featuring 130 pies—26 varieties of five each. Which, as the Pasadena Sun... More »

Forget Pi, Here Comes Tau

Using a new constant would simplify things, say experts

(Newser) - You don't need to be a mathematician to appreciate pi: Children everywhere can tell you it's 3.14, and it's even celebrated on 3-14. But now experts are arguing that pi, which references the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, be replaced with a... More »

Number Nerds + Pi Day = Big Geek Fun

Eat some pie, write a 'pi-ku,' and wish Albert Einstein a happy birthday

(Newser) - Today is 3/14, better known to the math-loving community as Pi Day, an international celebration of the irrational number and, for some, its almost-namesake dessert. In honor of the occasion, the iconic logo on the Google homepage has transformed into a collection of formulas that use pi. To celebrate, write... More »

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