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Pi Day!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

That's not a typo, it's pi day today! For those who don't recall from math, pi is the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter and it crops up all over math, science and engineering. Like the natural log, e, and a few other significant constants. One of the decimal approximations is 3.14, (hence, Mar 14). In two years, it will be 3.14.15 or the first 5 digits in the infinite non-repeating series.

And tangentially related:

Speaking of pie though, I found some rhubarb at the store the other day and we have guests coming over for dinner on Saturday night. That means strawberry rhubarb pie with crumble topping! Yum! While that will probably send me over my calorie range, I will enjoy baking it, eating it and then running it off the next day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IFDEEVARUNS2 3/19/2013 9:54AM

    Best pi comments I've seen!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/15/2013 2:42PM

    emoticon That is too cute!

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WILSONWR 3/14/2013 9:02PM

    I love the math humor. I've been away from it for awhile!

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BLITZEN40 3/14/2013 8:03PM

    I forgot all about pi day! Thanks for the reminder. I'll have to tell my two math brained sons since they both have pi memorized out to the 18th digit or something unfathomable to my non-math brain. Love the first cartoon here and I've obviously already seen the second one. ;) Happy Pi day! emoticon

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DAPHNE_RUNS 3/14/2013 5:49PM

    Happy Pi day to you too. Cute blog. I fall into the orange section in the second picture. lol!

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FITFOODIE806 3/14/2013 1:32PM

    Happy pi day! One class at our school brings in pies to celebrate. It's cute.

Great plan for your real pie!!!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/14/2013 1:01PM

    Thanks for sharing this. We used to have our students bring in pie for PI day. Maybe not all that healthy, but it was memorable.

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BOILHAM 3/14/2013 12:42PM

Redneck Son: Hey, Dad guess what I learned in school today - Pi R Square !

Redneck Dad: Son, I thought I learned you well enuff to know that pie are round.

Good idead to enjoy the pie and run it off.

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MERRY_XMAS 3/14/2013 12:36PM

    Pi is the symbol of my university!
Thank you for reminding it!

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WINDSURFNERD 3/14/2013 12:32PM

    emoticon You tickled my mathematician's funny bone!!
I especially love the quip "tangentially related"...ha ha ha!! Oh dear, it's probably clear by now that I don't get out much....thanks for bringing a smile to my day!

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STRIVERONE 3/14/2013 12:05PM

    Loved the 1st cartoon. Liked the 2nd. My first response to that one was "Pac-man eating pie."

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TANYA602 3/14/2013 9:30AM

    We celebrate in math class - my students have been working on projects for a week and are sooo excited!

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DEBBYFROMMT 3/14/2013 9:21AM

    OMG it is Pi day! Pi in the sky is funny.

Happy Pi day!!

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 3/14/2013 9:09AM

    Nice!!! I will keep it in mind...

You should enter your recipe in the recipe calculator and share it... Would like to try it too - I track all my food , including my non so healthy delicious recipes ;0)...

Have a great weekend!

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POOKASLUAGH 3/14/2013 9:05AM

    Mmm, rhubarb...

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CARI2012 3/14/2013 9:03AM

    My husband would have been so mad if I had forgotten pi day! Thanks for the reminder, and Happy Pi day to you, too!

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NATPLUMMER 3/14/2013 8:37AM

    emoticon emoticon

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PHEBESS 3/14/2013 8:12AM

    And I think it's Albert Einstein's birthday, isn't it?

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GETNHEALTHY45 3/14/2013 8:08AM

    Cool! I love little tidbits like that.

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MOBYCARP 3/14/2013 8:06AM

    Ah, but if you round 3.14159, it comes to 3.14.16, three years from now.

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ONMYMEDS 3/14/2013 8:01AM

    What do you get when you take the moon and divide its circumference by its diameter?

Answer: Pi in the sky.

Happy Pi day!!


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ROXYZMOM 3/14/2013 7:59AM

    We used to make that when I was a kid after growing the rhubarb in the garden - yum!

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JESSIKA_56 3/14/2013 7:57AM

    lol, cute!

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DIANE7786 3/14/2013 7:47AM

    Happy pi day!

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DARJR50 3/14/2013 7:45AM

  Just remember that cake are square and pi are round.

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RIDLEYRIDER 3/14/2013 7:42AM

  I love to learn new things like this! (admittedly math-o-phobic here!)

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    Oh boy! The math??? Forget about it. The Strawberry Rhubarb Pie?? Sounds scrumptious!!!!!
Enjoy your baking, eating and running! Live it up!

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EVIE4NOW 3/14/2013 7:37AM

  plan ahead so you can afford the pie. happy pi day to you.

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