By tpm | March 14, 2013
I decided not to write my own Pi Day post this year, but instead share some of the interesting stories from major news outlets. After all, I’m not likely to beat the quality of a story from USA Today, CNN, or the Huffington Post, so here are 10 of the best that I found.
The aforementioned picture is at the top of this article. Simple and amusing.
Interesting article on how master memorizers demonstrate their skills by reciting tens of thousands of digits of pi.
This one actually has a little more mathematical content than most of the others on this list.
For those of you that want to celebrate by getting your YouTube on.
I like the sports angle, so I’m willing to forgive fact that one of the stats shown is given to four significant digits and the fourth one doesn’t match pi (apparently, 3.147 is Bob Essensa’s goals against average, which obviously doesn’t even round to 3.14).
Seems like a great tribute to me.
Who knew that MIT posted its acceptance letters on pi day?
The Newhour team examines why we are so fascinated by pi.
Of course they did. I would expect nothing less from Caltech students.
Honestly, I only included this one because I thought it was funny that the author confused the formula for area of a circle with that of circumference. Oops.