Happy Pi day

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  1. Chimp

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    upload_2019-3-14_6-46-28.png :D......No not that Pie.

    Pi Day is celebrated every year on 14th March.

    Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter (approximated as 3.14159). The earliest use of the Greek letter π to represent Pi was in 1706 by Welshman William Jones from Llanfihangel Tre'r Beirdd on Anglesey.

    The 14th of March was chosen because the first three digits of the pi calculation 3,1 and 4 equate to the American date format 3/14

    Happy Eating :D
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Perhaps your pie party can overlap the toga party on the 15th.

    Ides of March
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    And this is how to spell pi in Welsh. :D

    dragon pi.jpeg
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    You never cease to amaze me with your infinite knowledge.......:D
     
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    Philippa Always a lady.

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    Chimp - thank you!! I don't know how I missed it. Usually I remember and end up getting smacked around the head by so many (ignorant) people when I wish them "happy pi day"!!!

    I just found something I'd not seen before and I can't stop giggling.

    "My password is the last 12 digits of pi".

    :D:p:D:p:)

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    To celebrate the occasion my local Sainsbury's have reduced the price of their Pukka pies by 31.4159%. :D<|:)
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    British Pie Week, on the other hand, was 4th-10th March... and I missed it.
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    Me too BH. :(

    :D
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    It's also Albert Einstein's birthday! <|:) ... and, sadly, the date Professor Hawking passed.

    Perhaps 22/7 could also be a Pi day, Chimp?
     
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    I wonder if he is one of mine, I have ancestors from Anglesey, if he is I could put him in my 'hall of fame' :D
     
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    I see the value of the number pi has been calculated to a new world record length of 31 trillion digits, far past the previous record of 22 trillion.

    It would take 332,064 years to say the 31.4 trillion digit number.

    Better start counting :D
     
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    I just read that as well, my questions is " Why?? "
     
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    To muck up Philippa's password. :rolleyes:
     
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    Philippa Always a lady.

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    There was an article written for one of the British papers about 9 years ago discussing pi, its history, its uses and its infinite "solution". The learned discourse concluded with:

    Why would he or anyone else want to do this?

    Don't ask. People who crunch pi are almost as unfathomable as the number itself.


    You nailed it lad, sure as shootin'. :)
     
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