From: LARRY KLAES (ljk4_at_msn.com)
Date: Mon Mar 12 2007 - 07:16:30 PDT
>From: "John M. McMahon" <mcmahon_at_LEMOYNE.EDU>
>Reply-To: History of Astronomy Discussion Group <HASTRO-L_at_LISTSERV.WVU.EDU>
>Subject: [HASTRO-L] Mentioned in passing: Pi
>Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 09:13:32 -0400
>Of interest, perhaps, since the value of pi has been mentioned here of late
>AP/ Yahoo 3/11/07:
>"Pi fans to meet March 14 (3.14, get it?)"
>"This is a story about love. About inscrutable complexity and remarkable
>simplicity, about the promise of forever. It is about obsession and
>devotion, and grand gestures and 4,000-word love letters.
>It is about a curious group of people with an almost religious zeal for a
>mind-numbing string of numbers. Actually one number, made up of a chain
>is known ‹ so far ‹ to be more than one trillion digits long. They are the
>acolytes of the church of pi.
>And once a year many of them gather to talk about pi, rhapsodize about it,
>eat pi-themed foods (actual pie, sure, but so much more), have pi
>contests and, just maybe, feel a little less sheepish about their unusual
>That day falls on Wednesday this year: March 14. Or 3.14. Obviously."
>More details (watch the wrap):
>JMM / LMC
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