π

I realized that I had added a math category to my blog, but hadn’t talked much about my love of math.

I was in Number Sense (the equivalent of Mathletes or Math Counts) all through elementary school and middle school, and I was almost a math major in undergrad.  That was before I bumped into vector calculus and decided I had had enough.

But before that, I decided to memorize digits of π for fun.

For those who’ve forgotten, π is the mathematical constant that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

I will now type out all the digits of π I know by heart:

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923

Wow…65!  Didn’t realize I knew that many.

Anyways, I received mneumonic assistance from a very catchy, very philosophically driven song by the LA-based comedy duo Hard n’ Phirm (Chris Hardwick and Mark Phirman).

Here’s the video, which is a spoof of the 70s PBS kids show, Zoom.  Lyrics included below (worth reading!):

When ink and pen in hands of men
Inscribe your form, bipedal “P”
They draw an altar on which
God has slaughtered all stability
No eyes could ever soak in all the places you anoint
And yet to see you all at once we only need the point
Flirting with infinity, your geometric progeny
That fit inside you oh so tight
With triangles that feel so right

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459

Your ever-constant homily says flaw is discipline
The patron saint of imperfection frees us from our sin
And if our transcendental lift shall find a final floor
Then Man will know the death of God where wonder was before

Yeah, I know this Pi shit backwards and forwards
Check it out

I did three chicks then I pointed at the door
A girl entered in so that made it four
I snapped one time in came another five
Add ’em all up and that makes nine
The average age 26.5
Now that’s what I call gettin’ some pi
Five of the chicks wore 6-inch heels
Two of the nine squealed like seals
514 was the area code
Quebec, Canada my winter abode
And my 1.3 million dollar chalet

Pi backwards, pi forwards, all night and all day

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640
6286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359
40812848111745028410270193852110556

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