March 08, 2017
With March 14th, (3/14 is otherwise known as National Pi Day) just around the corner, we'd like to help you celebrate by introducing you to our handcrafted sterling silver Pi disc necklaces and providing you with a few entertaining facts about Pi Day.
Pi discs are ancient Chinese symbols characterized by a circular flat disc with a central circular opening. While circles represent infinity as they have neither beginning nor end, Pi discs themselves are considered to be a symbol of nobility, purity, and eternity. Traditional Chinese pi discs are generally crafted from jade, but here at Clothed with Truth, our pi disc necklaces are handcrafted from sterling silver and are engraved with words of scripture, prayer, or inspiration.
While many people celebrate Pi day with the eating of pie, there is more to the celebration than meets the eye. Read on...
Mathematically, Pi is defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. At first glance Pi, or commonly represented by the Greek letter π, seems to be a fairly straightforward concept. But the mystery and intrigue of Pi is that it is an irrational number, meaning its exact value is inherently unknowable.
Mathematicians and scientists have calculated more than twenty-two trillion digits of pi, starting with 3.14159265358979323…, however no recognizable pattern emerges in the succession of its digits. It appears that the digits of pi continue to infinity.
Pi memorization contests are a staple among math teachers. You guessed it, there's even a pi training app. According to the Guiness Book of World Records, China's Chao Lu holds the world record for reciting the value of Pi from memory up to 67,890 digits. The feat took him 24 hours and 4 minutes to recite. According to the rule set by Guiness World Records, the time between two numbers should be no more than 15 seconds. No lunch break, no bathroom break...talk about pulling an all nighter!
Not to be left out, right brain literary geniuses have invented an entire language, known as Pilish, in which the numbers of letters in successive words match the digits of pi. Mike Keith wrote the book "Not a Wake" entirely in Pilish:Now I fall, a tired suburbian in liquid under the trees,Drifting alongside forests simmering red in the twilight over Europe.("Now" has three letters, "I" has one letter, "fall" has four letters, and so on.)
Fun fact, 3/14 just so happens to be the birthday of none other than Albert Einstein. Why not celebrate with a slice of pie!
Just for kicks...
What do you call a number that can't keep still?....A roamin' numeral
Did you hear the one about the statistician?...Probably.
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Happy Pi Day!
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