Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happened Yesterday

Pi Unrolled by John Reid
Pi Unrolled by John Reid
From the US Census:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012 - United States Population Reaches Milestone Shortly after 2:29 p.m. EDT today, the U.S. population clock will reach a milestone that is very meaningful to mathematical statisticians: it will show there are 314,159,265 residents, or pi (3.14159265) times 100 million. Pi is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. “This is a once in many generations go out and celebrate this American pi,” said Census Bureau Chief Demographer Howard Hogan.

Happy Birthday to the 314,159,265th person born yesterday - may you always have pi!

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