Are you thinking ???.
OK … pi = 3.14159…. but you knew that (unlike the folks from Indiana in 1897).
Today is 14th March, or to use the US format … 3.14 … and right now (as I publish this, it is 1:59)
Am I making this up? Nope, here is the press release …
Today, 4,000 years after people first discovered how useful pi could be, we are about to celebrate International Pi Day. The first time a day was dedicated to pi was on March 14, 1989 at the Exploratorium, a museum of science, art and human perception in San Francisco. The idea was the brainchild of Larry Shaw, a physicist at the center. (See picture of Larry Shaw, “Prince of Pi,” at right.)
Since then, this museum and many others, as well as universities, schools and individuals have celebrated Pi Day by performing pi-related activities; some serious and some less so, such as creating pi puns; baking, throwing and eating pies; and singing pi songs. You can check out this year’s bash at the Exploratorium here.