March 14 is celebrated as Pi Day to commemorate the mathematical constant π

Posted in:#pi, #day, #holiday, #celebration Date published 2011/03/14

Pi pie

Photo source: Green Growth Cascadia

In 2009 US House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day, thus approving March 14 as the National Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form.

Pi day is celebrated to promote significance of math and engage people in discussions about π and math. Some people celebrate by eating a pie since pi and pie are homophones.

Source1: The Library of Congress
Source2: Wikipedia

Related facts:

Gymnast George Eyser won 6 medals in the 1904 Summer Olympics despite having a wooden prosthesis for his left leg More...

It is estimated that Genghis Khan killed 11.1% of total world population during his conquests More...

No country in the southern hemisphere has ever hosted Winter Olympic Games More...

Share: Tweet this! Share on facebook Stumble Upon Digg this fact Bookmark on del.icio.us
+6
LikeDisike

Comments