The Overdue Open Thread: Pi Day, March 14.

Sorry folks, we forgot to put up a new open thread so here’s one now.

Things I found out today: Monday week is Pi Day. And apparently some people like to make a fuss over it. For example. below is a screenshot of some rather awesome Pi themed shoes on the Zazzle store. After a quick browse, these ones are my fave.

A scuff style sand shoe in blue and grey. The toe of the shoe is mostly grey and has "Pi" in big letters. The sides are blue and have a large portion of the pi value.

A scuff style sand shoe in blue and grey. The toe of the shoe is mostly grey and has "Pi" in big letters. The sides are blue and have a large portion of the pi value.

As the title of the post suggest, this is an open thread. Chatter about shoes, Pi, pie, Pi pie, or anything else that abides by our comment policy!

10 thoughts on “The Overdue Open Thread: Pi Day, March 14.

  1. Maile

    I love Pi Day. Every year we celebrate it by hosting a party with all our geeky friends. We chatter about math and (of course) eat lots of pie. When the kids get older we’ll probably have some activity that teaches the concept of pi.

    As long as you’re mentioning Pi Day related items, here’s another one for the list: a pi necklace that shows both the symbol and the number to 35 decimal places. I designed it specifically with Pi Day in mind. :-)

    Personally, I’m already looking forward to Pi Day 2015 — 3/14/15. It’ll be a Saturday, so hopefully there will be some great parties and math-oriented events for kids.

  2. Hanna

    I wanted to do little shameless promotion behalf of my pals who have opened new site called Girls who geek.

    Anyway happy pi day waiting. And although 3/14 sounds cooler than 14/3 I think I’m still a supporter of day/month/year :P

  3. WriterBen01

    Hanna: I’ve got that problem too; living in Europe pretty much makes the day/month/year format far more common. No biggy though. We’ll just celebrate another pie day on 31/4 ^__^

    And yes, I know that day does not exist. Still, 1/5 is on a Sunday, so, even though it goes against all my geeky principles, it’s easier to celebrate it. *shrugs* Guess I’ll just have to bake pies twice :3

  4. steve

    Celebrating Pi Day in song! – this piece was composed in honor of Math teacher at Trinity School, New York City. It is a piece for solo violin that uses digits of Pi, converted into musical notes as a starting-point for composing the music. Sheet music available, for free, if you are interested!

  5. ahimsa

    In other places in the world, where the date is written day/month instead of month/day, shouldn’t folks celebrate pi day on July 22 – 22/7? :-)

    (the ratio 22/7 is a pretty close approximation for pi)

  6. Tony Mechelynck

    I hadn’t made the connection (in my country the preferred order is dd/mm/yyyy) but I had a calamitous Valentine’s day (3 weeks with no working computer starting 2011-02-14 at 00:00 my time) so my Ï€-day (which is precisely one month later) will certainly be better — in fact, it couldn’t possibly be worse. :-)

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