This pattern shows up all throughout nature. It has been observed in the way ripples form in water and other fluids. It's seen in the pupils of eyes, the helix of DNA, and many more natural ways. Albert Einstein, who was born today, showed that the full length of a river is near 3.14 times longer than the straight distance of that river.
It happens that this "about 3" or 3.14 ratio is really a never ending decimal number. The first several digits of this number are 3.141592653. It also happens that once every year millions of people celebrate this magic number on March 14th at 1:59 p.m. because it coincides with the first few digits.
This year is special! This year we can celebrate, yes we celebrate Pi Day, to more digits than any other Pi Day in this century. That's right the next time this day will happen is on March 14th, 2115. So join us in celebrating this remarkable event today. We will be thinking of you at 9:26 and 53 seconds a.m. (and p.m.), where the date and time will be 3/14/15 9:26:53, while we eat a slice of strawberry pie.
Happy Pi Day!!!!