Happy Pi Day Everyone! Yes, it is once again time to celebrate 3.14-ish as today is 3/14 in the calendar. Let’s get jiggy with it!
In celebration of this significant holiday, today we will be celebrating funny things in mathematics and pie. Buckle up, Jimmy!
First, we go to ABC News, who have used their decades of experience and status as a trusted news source to tell us that Einstein Bros. are offering a free salmon sandwich to anyone who purchases one. That is, it’s a buy one, get one free type deal, not a “this is a free thing you get as long as you pay for it” deal, which isn’t a deal at all really, it’s just commerce. So don’t be fooled by that one folks! This report is included in their “Pi Day Deals” article, though I don’t know anyone who would consider salmon sandwiches pie, so what in the world, ABC News? What in the world?
Moving on to actual math, we have important news from New Zealand, where scientists have discovered that the game Candy Crush is really, really hard. Keep on working down there, researchers. This is important stuff.
More mathiness comes from Cornell mathematician Daina Taimina, to whom beautiful math results “sound like a melody”. To me math always sounded like rusty gears grinding to a halt in my head while a chubby angel laughed cruelly into my ears, but that might just be me. All kinds of funny named math successes contributed to that above article, including Semir Zeki, and Bevil Conway. Great piece actually, if you’re interested in what makes math folks tick.
In India, Professor Conjeevaram Srirangachari Seshadri turned 82 a few weeks ago and is still going strong in the world of mathematics. This guy is such a badass, Pi Day celebrates him. Go Conjeevaram!
To finish off, if you want to celebrate Pi Day in style, by which I mean eating strange kinds of pie, then this website is for you! From Dorito and Onion to Cheeseburger Pickle, these are the kinds of combinations only the most dedicated and the most drunk will ever attempt to eat. Good luck.