Any blogger who doesn’t realise that 14th March can’t be paying attention. We’ll need to forget that in the UK we write 14/3 rather than 3/14, because this year is of course special, since Sunday will be 3/14/15.
We all know the usual approximations of 22/7 3.14 3.142
All these are good enough for most of us; I can’t think I’ve ever need to know that the first eight digits are 3.1415926, but one of my old pupils Johanna kindly created the mnemonic I’ve used for 25 years:
“Dad, I want a scaly armadillo to cuddle“
And that’s all I have to offer as a contribution to Pi-Day. In any case, the 15th is Mothering Sunday and I’ll have other commitments.
Footnote: I came across this limerick for pi. I couldn’t decide whether it fits into the piece on limericks, or the one about pi. Easy; just put it in both:
It’s a favourite hobby of mine
a new value for pi to assign
I would fix it at three
because it’s easier, you see
than three point one four one five nine (3.14159)