Pi Day and Unsuspected Talents

Apparently yesterday was Pi day (3/14) and my son's class had a contest to recite pi to the most digits.  I presumed that my son didn't really participate, but then he serenaded me in the car with the first 70 or so digits that he apparently already knew by heart.  Unfortunately, he lost to someone who knew 105.  The really geeky part was that I was kind of jealous.

Postscript:
But I do know the motto on a Budweiser can by heart:  This is the famous Budweiser beer.  We know of no other brand produced by any other brewer that costs so much to brew and age.  Our exclusive beechwood aging produces a taste, a smoothness, and a drinkability you will find in not other beer at any price.

  • Steve

    It's really "find in not other beer?"

  • bill lever

    Thinking about pi, this is an old cheer my high school cross country runners attributed to MIT and laughed about more than 30 years ago... Oddly it stuck and is still the nmeumonic I use to remember pi 5 digits:

    "Secant, Tangent, Cosine, Sine, 3.14159"

    ... I still use it every time....