It can be of no practical use to know that Pi is irrational, but if we can know, it surely would be intolerable not to know.

I don’t remember anyone ever mentioning Pi Day when I was in school, but any excuse to celebrate math sounds like fun. March 14 at 1:59 (a.m. or p.m.) is about as close as the calendar can get to 3.14159…

Here are a few pi-related links you may find interesting:

Search for your birthday, or any other special number, in the digits of pi

[The string 314159 occurs at position 176,451 counting from the first digit after the decimal point.]

How to Calculate Pi by Throwing Frozen Hot Dogs

[hat tip: Grey Matters]

Or how to simulate the frozen hot dog experiment with a Java applet

## March 14 Is Albert Einstein’s Birthday

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.

How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?

Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.

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