Monday, March 14, 2011

i is for infinity


Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

Albert Einstein (b. 14 march 1879 - 1955) physicist, philosopher, peace activist

speaking of infinity today is pi day, pi starts out 3.14 and represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. aided by computers mathematicians have calculated up to the 5 trillionth digit of pi, the number itself is irrational, meaning its decimal representation will repeat infinitely.

just to make sure your information is correct remember pi day is not the same as pie day




photo: south-westerly view from high-line park, nyc. february 2011

12 comments:

Roy said...

Heh, heh! I'm still chortling over the billboard. And they made a song out of (some of) pi? Huh!

Betsy said...

Oh that song...lol!!!

maggie's garden said...

The billboard is pretty funny!! Haven't listened to the pi song yet...never heard of pi day...so happy pi day.

California Girl said...

speaking of Tea Partiers, you'll get a kick out of my post on Michelle Bachmann today on Women of a Certain Age.

Liza Ursu said...

happy pi day!

pi and giggles,
thanks for that!

Megan said...

When's pie day?!? :)

Bee said...

The billboard cracks me up, and what well-chosen words from Einstein. All-together, a nice selection to illustrate your theme word . . .

Kate Hanley said...

Happy Pi Day! Love the billboard and song.

Kate Hanley said...

Happy Pi Day! Love the billboard and song.

Alan Burnett said...

We think its' decimal representation will repeat infinitely : that's the joy of pi, we don't know. I'm having pie for tea to celebrate pi day.

Daisy said...

Love the song! It's also the ides of March...does that fit in with the sign? :-)

mouse (aka kimy) said...

megan - pie day, not to be confused with pi day is in january!!! although i think they should move pie day to march 14 for pun's sake!!!

billboard cracked me up - in fact this company had a slew of clever ads - on billboards and on the subway.