Every March 14 is a big event. At my work place, we have Pie Day in honor of Pi Day. The first three digits of pi show up every March 14 (3.14), but this year’s Pi Day is a slice of something very special. It’s 2015, so Pi Day is 3.1415. That’s a once-in-a-century conflagration of digits. And if you’re able to wait until 9:26 to celebrate your Pi Day… Today’s Pi Day can be celebrated at 3/14/15 at 9:26:53. The first ten digits of pi are 3.141592653.
That’s pretty awesome, right? And it’s the only time this is going to happen in 100 years, which means by the time the next Pi Day rolls around where it’s calculable to ten spaces, I’ll have been dead for at least 30 years and we’ll all look like this to our space-faring cybernetic great-great-great grandchildren. So, yeah, better celebrate it while you can, or you might be celebrating the next one as some sort of Martian ghost or whatever.
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