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Just Being Silly: Happy Pi Day!

March 14 is Pi Day!  The year 2015 is particularly special compared to previous years because we celebrate more of its decimal points.  It officially started at 9:26:53 a.m. (3/14/15 9:26:53 = 3.141592653).  Half-way through Pi day is at 9:26:53 p.m., and with this day being so epic, the half-way point would be so Pi rad.  And by the time celebrations end the following day at the time it started, it would have come to full 2 Pi rad!

The last time it was ever this epic was March 14, 1592 at 6:54 a.m. and 6:54 p.m.  The next time we will see this level of grandeur will be on March 14, 2115; a completely new generation would obviously be there by then.  Special Pi days like this are once in a lifetime events.

The number Pi is a mystery in itself.  In it contains the secrets of the universe and all that is known and can possibly be known, hidden in the infinite depths of its decimal points.  According to a friend of mine, “The decimal part of Pi is the only infinite, non-repeating number series. It has all the possible number combinations. And if you convert that to binary or hex then you can find all the possible pictures, songs words stories that can ever be written. So you can say it has every possible moments in our life somewhere in it, you just need to find the right place and time.”  One can only wonder at the beauty hidden in the number, if only we were to make the effort to find it!

Because today is Pi Day, I celebrated it by attempting to understand one of life’s curiosities: How to sob mathematically.

Sobbing Mathematically

My initial thinking was that sobbing mathematically would follow a pattern modeled from a Fourier series form, similar to how eye blinking is executed in the latter model Noonian Soong android.  In observing the half-Vulcan, half-human Spock that first introduced and demonstrated the concept of sobbing mathematically, it quickly dawned on me that such a pattern cannot possibly be discerned and most likely doesn’t exist because weeping is a product of a strong emotional response.  And by their very nature, emotions have a tendency to be occasionally very illogical – quite irrational, just like Pi.

Of all the people that ever lived, and who have yet to come into this world, it’s only Chuck Norris who has proven that Pi is rational – and that is all.

Happy Pi Day!  And may we all live long and prosper.

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