IOTD …. “🔱 Image of the Day, #750 …. Happy Pi Day 🔱 …. “!!


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~~March 14, 2018~~ 

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What is Pi Day?

The maths event celebrates π, the term used to describe the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, commonly shortened to 3.14159.

It has been traced back to Larry Shaw, a physicist who is believed to have held the first ever Pi Day celebration in 1988.

When is Pi Day celebrated?
Every year, Pi Day is observed on March 14.

The event falls on this specific date because the first three significant digits of π are 3, 1 and 4.

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Here are 7 fun facts about Pi
1. It’s the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet

2. It was proved to be an irrational number in the 18th Century

3. There are no occurrences of the sequence 123456 in the first million digits of pi

4. The World Record for memorising the digits of pi belongs to Lu Chao, from China. The maths whizz was able to recall the first 67,890 numbers

5. Using a powerful computer, the Hitachi SR 8000, a Japanese scientist found 1.24 trillion digits of Pi, breaking all the previous records

6. Pi Day falls on March 14, which is German genius Albert Einstein’s birthday

7. Pi has featured in many a Hollywood blockbuster, as it was used as the secret code in Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain and also in The Net, which stars Sandra Bullock

~SOURCE~

http://www.thesun.co.uk

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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