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Wed 14 Mar 2007, 10:41 PM

Pies, Pies, Pies by Wayne Thiebaud

For those who don't know, today is Pi Day (or π Day for those who like their symbols), so named because it is 3/14 (at least here in the U.S.), which neatly corresponds to 3.14, the first few digits of pi.  The traditional way to celebrate is by having some pie, the yummy kind.  We had Dutch Apple and Key Lime pies in my house.

Incidentally, when I was about thirteen, I memorized the first 26 digits of pi.  Let's see if I still remember:  3.14159265358979323844626433....  I don't have time to check right now, but that sounds about right.

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