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March 14th! Happy Pi Day!

  1. Mar 14, 2014 #1
    Now I'm hungry. What is your favorite pie? Country apple for me :)
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2014 #2

    ZapperZ

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    The 3-berry pie at the Village Inn Restaurant in Iowa City, Iowa. It had blueberry, raspberry, and boysenberry. If I could lick the plate and not embarrass myself, I would have!

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  4. Mar 14, 2014 #3

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    I thought it was about 3.14159265358979.... when I saw the title.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2014 #4

    ZapperZ

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    It is, but Greg is hungry, and when he sees "pi", he immediately thinks of "pie".

    Besides, pie is tastier than pi.

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  6. Mar 14, 2014 #5

    PhysicoRaj

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    I like strawberry pi's than strawberry pies.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2014 #6

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    Gasp- it's pi day!

    *dork swoon*
     
  8. Mar 14, 2014 #7
    :biggrin: apple pi anyone?
     
  9. Mar 14, 2014 #8
    Hey did anyone realize that next year pi day will be 3/14/15...the first 5 digits of pi! Then the year after it will be the value of pi rounded to the 5th decimal place (3/14/16). I think that's it after that one, its like one of those rare astronomical events that happens once in a lifetime.

    We better savor it...the pie that is :biggrin:. I don't know what to do about pi...I'll find some circles and calculate their geometric properties :uhh:
     
  10. Mar 14, 2014 #9

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    Are there any moronic groups out there predicting some earth-destroying, human-kind-wiping catastrophes for those dates? If there aren't any, I'd like to start one.

    Zz.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2014 #10

    PhysicoRaj

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    :surprised
     
  12. Mar 14, 2014 #11

    Borg

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    :rofl:
     
  13. Mar 14, 2014 #12

    jtbell

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    Isn't Pi Day on April 31 (31/4) in Europe?

    Oh wait, there's no April 31. :uhh:
     
  14. Mar 14, 2014 #13

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  15. Mar 14, 2014 #14

    jtbell

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    Pizza! :!!)

    I went to my favorite pizza place yesterday... should have waited until today.
     
  16. Mar 14, 2014 #15

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    ... the hapPIest day of the year.
     
  17. Mar 14, 2014 #16

    PhysicoRaj

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    I remember the first couple of word-length mnemonics I learnt about pi:
    "How I wish I could calculate pi"
    "How I like a drink, alcoholic of course,
    after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics"
     
  18. Mar 14, 2014 #17

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    Daj o pani, o boska Mnemozyno, pi liczbę, którą też zowią ludolfiną
     
  19. Mar 14, 2014 #18

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    There's a pizza place that recently opened for business nearby called "Pieology." With such a cool name you would think that they would throw a [itex] \pi [/itex] into their logo, or at least have a pizza volume diagram* in the restaurant somewhere. But alas, no; they don't seem to acknowledge [itex] \pi [/itex] at all. :cry:

    *(If you have a pizza of radius z, and depth a, the volume of the pizza is πz2a, or expressing it a different way,
    V = pi·zz·a.)
     
  20. Mar 14, 2014 #19

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    Ex - Village Inn Restaurant

    :cry:
     
  21. Mar 14, 2014 #20
    What not another one? My wife and I used to go to a Village Inn that recently closed. I don't think that they ever won over the younger generation. Every time my son went there to eat with us he would say: "this is like eating in a nursing home."

    I did noticed that he always finished his piece of French silk pie, however.
     
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  22. Mar 14, 2014 #21
    "It has been heard", "people are saying", "the word going around is", On those dates a cataclysmic moon size pie in the sky will appear.

    Note that I included three sources used frequently on Fox news so it must be true.:devil:
     
  23. Mar 14, 2014 #22

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    That is not even in the same state!

    The one that I went to about 3 weeks ago, I can assure you, is open for business and thriving.

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  24. Mar 14, 2014 #23

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    Then that is what we should use to spread the news about the calamity that will fall on us next year on pi day! As simple as that! We start with something that says that there's impending forecast that day where it will be overcast, with a chance of pi in the sky.

    Zz.
     
  25. Mar 14, 2014 #24

    jtbell

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    There's a chain of pizzerias in the St. Louis area that has pi in their name and logo, at least:

    Pi Pizzeria

    I'll have to try to remember to check it out if I ever I drive through that area again.
     
  26. Mar 14, 2014 #25

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    We have some clever young engineers here at work. Our project group received this e-mail just before 2PM from three of them:

    :biggrin:
     
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