Today is another one of those “special” days. But not one that most normal people know about. Today is pi-day. Or more specifically, 3.14. March 14th. This “holiday” works while the American system for displaying dates, which most of the rest of the world considers wrong, unfortunately, we’re America, and quite frankly, most of us don’t care what the rest of the world thinks of us. And that’s what’s makes us great.
Any Hootie and the Blowfish, back to the matter at hand. Pi day, today. Today has a very special connection in the history of Pi day because it’s the once in a century that we get more than high school levels of significant figures. Yes, today, using the time, we can get 7 full significant figures of accuracy (3.141592653). More if you go into the millisecond range. But you shouldn’t because that’s silly.
- 3 – Month of March
- 14 – 14th day of the month
- 15 – Year 2015
- 9 – 9 AM
- 26 – Minutes past 9AM
- 53 – Seconds into the minute, one more and we can’t get to the moon anymore because our aim is off
In honor of this momentous occasion, this post is being published at 5 significant digits. I could tell you it’s 7, but how would you know. You’ll have a hard enough time even seeing if this is at 5. Oh well. Enjoy your Pi today America, you’ve earned it.