Yup, pi. As in ” the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius” [Source: wikipedia]. As in 3.141592…. As in March 14 (3/14). And, now that I think about it, we are only six years away from an even more precise Pi Day: March 14, 2015 (3/14/15) !
This holiest of holy days was recently brought to my attention by my friend, Almost Dr. Dan, who is an Almost Dr. of Statistics and who has tattoos of the Greek letters sigma, psi, delta, gamma, xi, and, of course, pi, on various locations on his body.
According to the Pi Day website:
With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.
Also, through the Pi Day website I discovered my new favourite song: Lose Yourself (In the Digits).
And now, a declaration:
In honour of Pi Day, I hereby declare Almost Dr. Dan to be the Official Statisitian and Tattoo Consultant for Not To Be Trusted With Knives.