It's also Pi Day. March 14.
3.14. Get it?
But this year, Pi Day is extra special because it's 2015, which means tomorrow is 3.1415. And if you chow down on a slice of pizza at 9:26 and 53 seconds - either for breakfast or a bedtime snack - you get even more Pi: 3.141592653.
You won't see that again for another hundred years.
Celebrate Pi day! Here's How:
Have a Pi Picnic: Fill your picnic basket with Pi food. Pie, of course - apple, cherry, key lime - but there are other kinds of food that qualify. For example: pizza, pineapple, pickles, pita triangles with pinto bean dip and picante sauce, pistachios, or pierogis.
Play Pi games: like Pictionary, pitching horseshoes, pick-up sticks, or swinging at a pinata.
Run: a Pi marathon of 3.14 miles. Or 3.14 laps around the track. Unless you're still buried beneath eight feet of snow, in which case, pull out your snowshoes or skis ...
Go on a Pi hunt: Pi is tricky to find. It is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. In math language, Pi = c/d. To find Pi, you need a tape measure, a ruler, a pencil and paper, a calculator, and lots of round things: cans, cocoa mugs, pizza.... Measure the distance around an object (circumference) and divide that by the object's diameter (distance from one side to the other through the center). If you get anywhere close to 3.14 you're doing great.
Speak a Pi language: Pirate, pig latin, or pi-thon (you can find out how to speak like a snake here).
Write in Pi-ku or Pilish. Here's an example of pi-ku:
Preheat, roll the doughTo learn more about writing poetry in \Plish, go here.
Add sauce and cheese and garlic ~
Pie are round, not square!
Compose a piece of Pi for Fano or piccolo. Here's some inspiration.
For a real challenge, memorize Pi to the first million digits. Or at least to the first 100 because, after all, this is a once in a hundred year event.
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Happy Pi Day ~ 3.1415