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What an Irrational Day

So yesterday was March 14th. For those of you who represent dates in the format Month-Day-Year, it was 3.14 – PI day. According to the Wall Street Journal, schools across the country celebrated.
I don’t recall it ever being a big deal when I was in school. I had geometry, trig, and calculus in high school with March 14th being a regular school day like any other. Some schools yesterday had pie eating contests, tried to determine the circumference of moon pies, and even held contests to see which student knew the most numbers to the right of the decimal place. One female student went 205 places to the right from memory. She says she’d memorized out 370 positions. Truly useless knowledge.

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