July 22, 2024 : Happy Pi Approximation Day!

Is it July already? Rather than dwell on summer being half over, let’s focus on the greatness of Pi Approximation Day! After all, we’re only a third of the way through summer if you base it off the solstice/astronomical definition versus the meteorological.

Call it whatever you want – ballparking it, taking a shortcut, or simply half-assing things – but I’ll use it as an excuse to celebrate Pi.

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10:20 am*

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March 14, 2024 : Happy Pi Day!

Who’s ready to relate a circle’s circumference to its diameter… at least more so than normal? That’s right, it’s Pi Day, which means it’s time to geek out about the world’s most needed irrational mathematical constant.

Usually at this point in the post I relay some interesting fact. Sadly, I don’t have much to offer this year. How about this: did you know that the one millionth digit after the decimal point is a “1”?

Sorry, but I told you I didn’t have much. How about Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day? That’s pretty interesting; and I’m pretty sure I’ve never mentioned it on here before, which I find odd (and disappointing).

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12:04 am*

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July 22, 2023 : Happy Pi Approximation Day!

With summer well underway, it’s ** about** time we have some fun (that’s highbrow there)… and there’s no better way than by celebrating Pi Approximation Day!

I’d like to think with the advent of calculators, people don’t have to approximate Pi; but here we are. While I wouldn’t recommend estimating it – particularly with such inaccuracy – I am all for giving Pi another day on the calendar to celebrate it.

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1:02 am*

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March 14, 2023 : Happy Pi Day!

Spring is upon us. Not only does that mean some potential Illinois March Madness action (apparently… but to be honest, I haven’t watched a single game this season), but it also means the return of C2E2. Most importantly, it’s that time of year where we get to enjoy the awesomeness that is Pi Day!

Fun fact: Pi didn’t get its name until the early 1700’s. Before then, people just used the definition when talking about it (“the quantity which, when the diameter is multiplied by it, yields the circumference”). Pi is definitely more succinct. Happy Pi Day!

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12:03 am*

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July 22, 2022 : Happy Pi Approximation Day!

The Silver Medal to my favorite day is here… Pi Approximation Day! The reminder that Pi is so great, it gets two separate celebrations each year.

If you want to learn something fun (and crazy), read about the Indiana Pi Bill. It’s a bizarre story of someone trying to pass a bill in the late 1800’s claiming he found a way to “Square the Circle” – something that cannot be done because of Pi’s inherent nature (i.e. it’s ‘transcendental’). Still, it didn’t stop someone from confusing others, wasting people’s time, and ultimately making a fool of oneself… and the state of Indiana. Good stuff.

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11:38 am*

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March 14, 2022 : Happy Pi Day!

Well if it isn’t that glorious time of year… where we get to celebrate the incredible mathematical symbol that is Pi. Plus, we also get to enjoy Illinois back in the Big Dance (I haven’t watched a game of theirs this year, but that’s on me). Rather than show a pic, I figured I would re-post a video I made a few years back in Cinema 4D – since I’ve been meaning to get more into C4D:

Unlike Pi, it’s not perfect; but I still like it! While you enjoy the day, feel free to reflect on where we’d be without this constant. If that doesn’t make you appreciate life, then I don’t know what will. Happy Pi Day!

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8:57 am*

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July 22, 2021 : Happy Pi Approximation Day!

Just because it ain’t the real thing, doesn’t mean it isn’t real! Today is the day we celebrate the knock-off to end all knock-off’sâ€¦ Pi Approximation Day.

Please don’t construe my love for this glorious day as an endorsement of half-assing things. The rest of my actions throughout life should more than attest to that. But in all seriousness, approximate Pi at your own peril – it can have disastrous results.

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9:50 am*

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March 14, 2021 : Happy Pi Day!

It’s been a year. However, I know a sure fire way to cheer you up – with the celebration of your favorite day and mine (probably mostly mine)… Pi Day!

Did you know there’s a site dedicated to Pi Day? The internet… who knew, amirite? Anyway, it’s filled with all things Pi. So pretty much porn for nerds. They even sell some solid shirts, which I may or may not be considering.

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12:15 am*

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July 22, 2020 : Happy Pi Approximation Day!

This year has been a tough one, that’s for sure. Well it’s “Pi” time to raise those spirits because today is Pi Approximation Day!

It’s a real shame about the Pandemic. I had the party to end all parties lined up, but it had to get cancelled. Oh well, such is life.

By the way, if you got the reference to the pun at the beginning of the post… kudos to you!

*posted by Pi Visuals at
4:47 pm*

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March 14, 2020 : Happy Pi Day!!!

Time to sharpen those pencils, add new batteries to them calculators, and all in all nerd it up. Thatâ€™s right, itâ€™s Pi Day! While most like to celebrate this time of year with the amateur hour that is St. Pattyâ€™s Day, I choose to focus my attention to more sophisticated endeavors.

Interesting fact: the symbol for Pi has been in use for nearly 300 years. It was first introduced in 1706, by William Jones, a Welsh mathematician. However, it was made popular by Leonhard Euler – those Swiss sure know how to make things sexyâ€¦.

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12:19 am*

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