Happy Pi Day, celebrate with a pie – Campbell River Mirror



Snohomish Pie Company serves this Apple Berry Crumble Pie and others on Pi Day. (File photo courtesy Kaley Nigg)

Happy Pi Day, celebrate with a pie

For many, the best way to celebrate is with its namesake.



Happy Pi Day – where mathematicians and foodies unite and celebrate the beautifully irrational number of pi and enjoy an edible slice.

Pi was first used 4,000 years ago by the ancient Babylonians. Now studies surrounding the number are beginning in college.

Pi – frequently rounded to 3.14 – is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter; the distance around the outside of a circle is approximately 3.14 times its width. It was calculated to more than a trillion digits past its decimal point – which, if spoken aloud, would take hundreds of years to recite.

In the Greek alphabet, pi is the 16th letter (right after omicron).

Today is also Albert Einstein’s birthday and marks the anniversary of Stephen Hawking’s death (2018).

For many, the best way to celebrate the endless decimal is to eat its namesake. And coincidence or not, 3.14 mirrored or upside down looks like a “pie”.


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