On a Piece of Pi

Pi – Known as the symbol π

Pi – a mathematical constant of 3.14 and to infinity (Here’s a link of Pi with a million decimals)

Pi – a ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter

Pi – a ratio used in many formulas in mathematics, science, and engineering

Pi – an irrational number than cannot be expressed exactly as a fraction

Pi – the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet

Pi – also known as Archimedes’ Constant

Pi – whose first calculation dates to about 1900 BC

Pi – its date to celebrate is March 14th

Pi – the number Lu Chao holds the Guiness World Record for spending 24 hours and 4 minutes to recite Pi to the 67,890 decimal space

Pi – the basis of cheers at Georgia Tech and MIT

Pi – Nobel Prize winning poet Wislawa Szymborska wrote this poem of the same title

Pi – The name of a Darren Aronofsky film (see trailer)

Pi – a pizzeria in St. Louis, Missouri; Pi-zzeria in Virginia Beach, VA; and District of Pi Pizzeria in DC

Pi – the subject of this comedy routine about different perspectives of Pi

Pilish is a writing style with lengths of consecutive words match the digits in Pi

Professor Frink proclaims (for a reason), Pi is exactly three in “Bye Bye Nerdie” episode in The Simpsons (season 12)

For the record, Magnum PI was not about Pi

Alternative musician Kate Bush has a song Pi, whose lyrics mainly consist of Bush singing the digits of Pi to music

The Carl Sagan novel Contact suggested that the creator of the universe placed a message within the value of Pi

In the “Wolf in the Fold” episode of the original Star Trek, Kirk and Spock developed to an alien attack by forcing the computer to compute pi to the last digit, thus the alien eventually abandoning the computer

In the movie, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Pi is the answer to the combination that will allow the Tablet of Akh-man-Ra to open the gates to the underworld.

Pi plus Pi = 2 Pi = Tau (and if you like this post, see The Hot Tau, which remains one of my favorite posts)

The Great Pyramid of Giza has a perimeter-to-height ratio of 2 Pi

What would Pi sound like if the values were put to music?