Here Are 3.14-Plus Fun Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

Including checking out old-time pie pics, learning how to cut the perfect slice
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2016 9:27 AM CDT
Here Are 3.14-Plus Fun Ways to Celebrate Pi Day
In this March 13, 2007, file photo, students from the Maurice J. Tobin School in Boston make a human pi symbol at the school during a celebration of Pi Day.   (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)

Time is a flat circle in which we do the same things over and over again—or, in the case of Pi Day, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, celebrated over and over again each year on March 14. Here's 2016's homage to 3.14159265359 and so forth—which Time notes has been dubbed "Rounded Pi Day," since the first four numbers after the decimal point would round up to 3.14.16:

  • Did you know if you hold "3.14" up to a mirror it spells "PIE"? The Mirror has pulled together a compilation of fun facts like this.

  • How well do you know your numbers? Answer one of Pizza Hut's math challenges correctly and you'll be in the running for plenty of a different kind of pi: 3.14 years' worth of pizza.
  • Microsoft is celebrating with a unique Dell discount; the Verge has the scoop. Additional pi-themed discounts are available at Time and WKYC.
  • For the cooking-inclined, Mental Floss offers 10 food-based ideas to commemorate the day.
  • USA Today lists the most popular pies from around the world (the biggest upset: Apple is not the winner in the US).
  • Some of the best historic photos of people making and serving pie are on display at National Geographic, including a pic of a 1912 pie-making session in Antarctica.
  • Marie Callender's "Pie Queen" instructs on how to cut the perfect piece of pie, via ABC News. Note: You'll need dental floss.
  • Forbes has put together what it acknowledges is a groan-worthy shoutout to Pi Day: a pie chart that breaks down where all your 2014 tax dollars went.
(This teen memorized an astonishing number of pi's digits.)

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