Unique Facts of Pi
- Pi has about 6.4
billion known digits which would take a person roughly 133 years to recite
without stopping. The world
record holder for the most memorized digits of Pi took nine hours to
recite over 44,000 digits of Pi.
- It is impossible to
'square the circle'. In other
words, you can't draw a square with the same area as a circle using
standard straight-edge and compass construction in a finite number of
steps. The Greeks were obsessed with trying to do this. A long time ago
people thought there was an illness attached to trying to 'square a cirle'
called Morbus Cyclometricus.
- If one were to find
the circumference of a circle the size of the known universe, requiring
that the circumference be accurate to within the radius of one proton,
only 39 decimal places of Pi would be necessary.
- At position 763
there are six nines in a row. This is known as the Feynman Point.
- Pi day is
celebrated on March 14 at the Exploratorium in San Francisco (March 14 is
3/14) at 1:59 PST which is 3.14159.
Pi Approximation Day is on the 22/7 - that is, July 22. For the
past few years, people at Chalmers University have celebrated it.
- There are people
who believe that Pi contains the answer to the universe, or that
information is held in the digits. It has even been suggested it contains
the VOICE OF GOD. In Carl Sagan's book 'Contact' the places of Pi are
found to contain a message from the beings that built the universe.
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Lego pic - http://classic-space.com/spaceblog/
Homer pic - http://images.google.com/images?q=pi&ie=ISO-8859-1&hl=en
By Josh Smith