I just wanted to bring to attention that TODAY IS PI APPROXIMATION DAY!!!!
Well, if you live in India, Latin America, Asia (Central, SE, West), most of Europe, North Africa, Australia, Nepal, South Africa, Austria, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, or Canada.
If you live in China, Belize, Iran, Korea, South Africa, Basque Country, Micronesia, Japan, Luthuania, Mongolia, Palau, or the USA, then you're out of luck.
It's only pi approximation day (22/7) now if you go by MM/DD/YY. Sadly, I live in the US - but I've decided that I'm going to use MM/DD/YY for the duration of today.
This fraction is historical - dating back to Archimedes' time - as the famed simple approximation of pi. It is still used today, and the date - although not as cool as March 14th with Albert Einstein's birthday - has some historical significance as well:
22/7/1755 – Gaspard de Prony, a French mathematician, was born.
22/7/1587 – Colony of Roanoke: a second group of English settlers arrives on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony.
22/7/1784 – Friedrich Bessel, a German mathematician and astronomer, was born.
22/7/1933 – Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world.
22/7/1951 - The first space dogs were launched.
As a extreme pi nerd, I just had to tell this to you guys.
As a side note, to anyone that can find the integral to this:
That actually works, I will pay them $500,000. No kidding. Just after I get the mathematical Nobel Prize for discovering the exact
value of pi.