Saturday, March 14, 2009

pi day

it might not be obvious to those who do not write the date as month/day/year, but today's date is 3.14 for those of us that do! pi day.

while reading the rest of this post, feel free to listen to this slightly mesmerizing little pi song.

pi is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter, which is also equal to the ratio between a circle's area (pi*r^2) and its radius (in flat, euclidean space).

some people will celebrate today by eating pies.


today is also considered by many to be talk like a physicist day. what do you get when you cross talk like a pirate day with talk like a physicist day?? the punch line from a comic by brightly wound:

if you (d/dt) something then you are taking the derivative with respect to time. you are asking how the thing changes with time, which you call its rate. so (d/dt) of pi, or d*pi/dt, is finding the rate of pi, or pi-rate! hardy-harrrrrrrrr. ok, i'll stop now.


Anonymous said...

Astropixie, Do you recognise constellations by sight?
I am playing a game and puzzle at the following blog page there are constellations on the top and bottom right of the page - do you recognise them?
one looks like the dolphin but I can't get the other?
if you have a chance could you look for me please?
I kind of take my games seriously.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I want that shirt! Oh my gosh! That's the funniest thing ever.

I will be buying a Hostess fruit pie because BAKER'S SQUARE got ran out of town...

Nabeel said...

Happy Pi Day to you too mate :)

Anonymous said...

Haha! Well i just came across this and i think its cool. we had pi day at our school and some classes got to eat pie, haha. well just thought i'd say hi, you have no idea who i am tho and i dont know who you are. lmao. well, check out my blog and comment if u want!

James Pickering said...

hahahaha,I miss smart people!

Reyjr said...


this one's old but still funny:

A Hydrogen atom and a Helium atom were strolling in the park when suddenly the Hydrogen atom exclaimed, "Oh shit! i've lost an electron!"

The Helium atom asks, "Hm.. are you sure??"

And Hydrogen says, "Yes! I'm POSITIVE!"

tee hee hee...