Can pi be fun? Of course it can! Remember pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It is an irrational number which means it cannot be written as a fraction but it can be written as a non-repeating decimal. But for ease of calculation we’ve all used it in math class as 3.14 (and today is March 14, get it?).

As if that isn’t fun enough, here are some more fun pi facts:

- The ancient Babylonians knew about pi 4,000 years ago. They calculated it as 3.125
- There is an invented language/dialect called “Pilish” in which the numbers of letters in successive words match the digits of pi. There is actually a book written entirely in Pilish by Mike Keith called Not a Wake.
- The record for most pi digits memorized belongs to Lu Chao of China. Set in 2005, he managed to recite 67,890 digits.
- Pi has been calculated to 22,459,157,718,361 digits.
- If you hold a mirror up to 3.14, it spells PIE!

Shepherds pie

And that last one is more reason to have pie on pi day! Bookman and I celebrated with a shepherd’s pie. He used a casserole dish so it isn’t exactly round, but the intent is there! The potatoes on top got a little extra brown but it all tasted delicious. Inside was lentils, garlic, onion, peas, corn, mushrooms and spinach. Lots of leftovers so we get to have it again. And again. And probably again.

Did you know that January 23rd *and* December 1st are National Pie Day? But wait! There is also a National Blueberry Pie Day (April 28), a National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day (June 9), National Strawberry Pie Day (September 28), and National Boston Cream Pie Day (October 23) — overlooking the fact that Boston Cream Pie is actually a cake but it is still round so it counts. Kind of.

So. Much. Pi(e).

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cirtnecce

said:I am for sure celebrating National Blueberry Pie day….Blueberry +Cream+Sugar = Unmitigated Happiness…lol! I am sure The Shepard’s Pie was delicious!

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Stefanie

said:cirtnecce, I will happily celebrate any kind of pie! I am already looking forward to July when the cherries in my garden are ripe and I can make a cherry pie! Blueberry pie is definitely happiness 🙂

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Brian Joseph

said:Happy Pi Day! The Sheppards Pie looks delicious. I think that I need to celebrate all the upcoming pie days 🙂

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Dorothea

said:Oh my, the mirror trick freaked me out. That’s a weird coincidence!

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Dorothea

said:Also, love Sheppard’s Pie.

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Joan Kyler

said:I was drooling over the shepherd’s pie and then you went on to mention all those other pies. Pies are seriously under rated. I love pies! If I can only figure out how to work the not new but new to me and overly complicated touch screen oven in our new house, I can get back to baking pies! Happy Pi Day a day late!

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nikki @bookpunks

said:Yuuuum! Happy Pi and Pie day!

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Stefanie

said:Nikki, thanks! Same to you! I just saw this nutrition article I thought you might find interesting: https://www.welovecycling.com/wide/2017/06/09/nutrition-women-fuel-ride/

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helen

said:Happy Pie Day! Though I can safely say that if there’s one book I shall never read, it’s Not A Wake.

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helen

said:Oops meant to write Pi(e).

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Ocean Bream

said:I gather from your facts about pies that people just… well, they just like pies don’t they! To be honest, the pi-facts were pretty mind boggling. Like the calculator one, and the fact that the Babylonians figured it out over 4000 years ago… how did they do it? See I was going to behave myself and have a boring salad for supper but now that you have trilled on pi I think I must have a pie!

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Laila@BigReadingLife

said:Never too much pie for me, ha ha! I can’t imagine memorizing something to that degree (the person in China.) What a feat!

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iliana

said:Lots of fun facts about pi(e)! And your pie sounds delish!

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The Bald Librarian

said:Happy Pi 3.14159 day to you. I always think of the mathematical formula when I hear of this day for some reason. Anyway, I wanted to tell you how happy I am to find another librarian on the web. I discovered your site somehow from the black hole of the inter-webs, and I’m glad I did. I’m new to blogging, but I appreciate the wealth of information I’ve already read from your site. Have a lovely week-end from one book lover to another!

Kindest thoughts,

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Double Pi

said:happy Pi day

https://doublepie.wordpress.com

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Arti

said:And a diversion to Pi, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you. 🙂

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Jenny @ Reading the End

said:Yay for pi! And yay for the Babylonians for doing such a great job way back in the day!

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