[time-nuts] pi Day

Jim Palfreyman jim77742 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 06:57:42 UTC 2009

As a self confessed pi nut I shall pass on three pieces of trivia.

First, I can recite it to 250 decimal places. Not earth shattering but a
cool party trick.

Second, many years ago I wrote a program to work it out to a million places,
printed it out and had it professionally bound. It sits on my bookshelf to
this day.

Third, and most interestingly, I discovered that if you skip the first
242420 digits of pi, the following digits appear: 2424242420. I find this
fascinating because being an irrational number any sequence of digits
ultimately appear somewhere, but that this sequence appears at this spot is
very interesting. Maybe.

I have time displayed at home to the nearest millisecond so I will celebrate
it at 2009-03-14 1:59:26.535

Photographing it would be tricky though...


2009/3/4 Rex <rexa at sonic.net>

> Rex wrote:
> > I was reminded tonight that "pi Day" is coming on 3/14. That's fine, but
> > a little inaccurate for our kind.
> >
> >
> I forgot to mention that pi-Day aka 3/14 is also "ides of march eve".
> Therefore the soothsayer's classic warning becomes, "beware pi day +1."
> _______________________________________________
> time-nuts mailing list -- time-nuts at febo.com
> To unsubscribe, go to
> https://www.febo.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/time-nuts
> and follow the instructions there.

More information about the time-nuts mailing list