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Pi in the Sky March 14, 2010

Posted by judylobo in Photography, Politics, Science, Videos.
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I like math and I like numbers.  There is something unambiguous about the certainty of numbers.  Eons ago, I won the Math Award at eighth grade graduation from PS 222 in Brooklyn.  When my name was called out to get the award, my parents laughed.  I was raise by Wolves. So how does this award and my love of numbers crunch out in my life today?  I am the one at the restaurant that usually gets the check to figure out the tip.

Today is National Pi Day. Pi Day is a holiday that celebrates the mathematical constant, ∏. It is celebrated on March 14 because the first three digits of Pi are 3.14 Pi Jokes are traditionally told on Pi Day. On March 14, 2009, the House of Representatives passed a resolution making March 14th officially National Pi Day.  I wonder if that was the last thing they agreed upon?  I bet Nancy Pelosi is crunching the numbers trying to get that Health Bill passed, huh?  Think she needs my help with the math?

FYI – Today is also Albert Einstein‘s birthday.  Coincidence you say?

Q: What do you get when you cut a jack o’lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi!
Q: What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Moon Pi.
Q:What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Pi in the sky.

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