The chocolate pi has arrived, enjoying it on Pi day, 3/14/09, or the 14th of March 2009. It didn’t last long. They’re also ice cubes in the shape of the pi symbol.
I am not the only shrink interested in irrational numbers, read Garth Kroeker also a shrink with interest in irrational numbers. His metaphor on irrational numbers:
There is a life lesson in this, I think. Be open to possibility. That which is seemingly impossible may require an imaginative re-framing to see that it was always in front of you, available to you, part of “ordinary” daily life. And there can be more to simple relationships than meets the eye — dividing a circumference by a diameter yields a number which contains information paralleling all known information in the universe, including the story of yourself.
Now why is it these irrational numbers are so interesting to shrinks? Any idea, let me know
This is not about the wonderful book, the winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize: The Life of Pi but really about the number pi which is 3,14159… Mathematicians can become crazy with this mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter. This is the same value as the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius.
There is a website for Pi-Day, you can even buy Pi T-shirts and buttons besides learning a lot about the number Pi and maths. Pi day is on 3/14 or for the Dutch readers on the 14th of March. There is a Dutch site about Pi-day and the thing that really got me excited is a chocolate letter Pi with again a special blog about chocolate pi, CHOCO-Pi, sorry this last tip is in Dutch. But I will certainly buy a chocolate Pi and make a photo of it. Won’t be getting it before Pi-day. There is also a contest, all you have to do is form the symbol Pi in anyway and make a photograph of it and send it before March 16, you can read everything about this contest on this blog.
More on Pi on Wikipedia