It’s March 14th, also known as 3/14 aka Pi Day! Most people have a clue about pi – it’s the ratio of circumference of a circle to its diameter. But how much do you really know about the celebrated magical number? From funny jokes to celebratory ideas discover 3-14 fun facts about pi to commemorate like a pro below!
William Jones (1675-1749) introduced the symbol “?” in 1706, and it was later popularized by Leonard Euler in 1737.
3.14 backwards looks like PIE.
The celebration usually kicks off at 1.50 pm. When you put together the date (314) and time (159) of the celebration, it shows 3.14159, the approximate numerical value of pi.
“What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o’-lantern by its diameter?”
In the Greek alphabet, pi (piwas) is the 16th letter. In the English alphabet, p is also the 16th letter.
Computing pi is a stress test for a computer — a kind of “digital cardiogram”.
Pi Day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday.
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