Well, it’s Pi Day again, and this year it was the most accurate Pi Day we’ll get for a hundred years. And yes, if you included the hours, minutes and seconds as well, we get pi to 9 decimals; 3.141592653 π. It is probably the nerdiest celebration around, with May 4th coming in a very close second.
What do we do to celebrate Pi Day you ask? Well, it usually involves eating pie. I myself probably over do it, because I had shepherd’s pie for dinner, followed by a nice slice of pie for dessert. If I could have found an Eskimo Pie I would have had that as a snack this afternoon too. And if I meet up with my friends tonight at Bugsy’s, my local watering hole/pub/eating establishment, I’ll probably order a 4-slice pizza pie.
Regular readers will know that I work in a video store, so we did a special today where select “pie” themed movies were on sale. New copies of any of the American Pie movies, Pi, Life of Pi, The Help, and Waitress were all $3.14 off, and the used copies were all $3.14 each. A few people took advantage of the sale, and hopefully they got the humour behind it.
We also had a little fun on our Twitter feed where we joined in on the hashtag #ReplaceAMovieTitleWithPie.
There are lots of great ones out there, but these are the ones we liked the most:
Pie-rates of the Caribbean
Death Becomes Pie
The Blair Pie Project
Pie In the Woods
Live and Let Pie
Austin Powers: The Pie Who Shagged Me
Bridge on the River Pie
X-Men: Days of Future Pie
Pie Away Home
Abraham Lincoln: Pie Hunter
American Pie In London
No Pie For Old Men
Not Without My Pie
and of course Pie Hard.
Aside from the movie references, Pi Day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. Seems rather fitting that one of the most famous physicists of all time has such a mathematically significant birthday. Check out this link for some Einstein and Pi Day facts.
One more quick Pi Day joke before I leave you tonight:
√-1 2³ Σ π …. and it was delicious.
I really don’t know why we celebrate Pi Day, it’s really irrational…okay that was two more jokes. Happy Pi Day everyone!