Calling all math nerds, bakers, and/or sweet enthusiasts:
I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for an excuse to enjoy a delicious pie. Did you graduate from CPR class, make an A on your homework, or not call your kid a jerk today? All reasons to devour a pie. Did you know there is an actual pie day? March 14, 3.14, like the Greek letter, π. Pi in math, is used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14159.
Fun Facts about pi and pie:
- Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point.
- Pies date back to the Ancient Egyptians around 2,500BC. Their pies were made with ground oats or wheat and had honey or figs as filling.
- 1 in 5 Americans claim to have eaten an entire pie by themselves. No judgment.
- 9% of Americans prefer to eat their pie crust first… weirdos.
- 3.14 backward is PIE
- Did you know that 3.14% of sailors are pi-rates #dadjoke
Get ready to mark your calendars for more excuses to eat pie:
- January 23rd and December 1st are National Pie Day. Pie is so amazing it deserves two days.
- April 28th National Blueberry Pie Day
- June 9th National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day
- September 28th National Strawberry Pie Day
- October 23rd National Boston Cream Pie Day. Even though Boston Cream Pie is a cake, we do not discriminate.
Go out and celebrate pi and pie. Talk to your friends about math and stuff your face in honor of this amazing holiday.