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March 14, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein
★~Today In History:
♥~ 1959 – Elvis Presley made the album charts, but no one would have known by the title of the disk. For LP Fans Only was the first LP ever issued without the artist’s name to be found anywhere on the cover — front or back.
♥~ 1968 – After two seasons on television, ABC-TV showed the last episode of Batman, starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Robin. The first Batman episode was Hi Diddle Riddle, shown on January 12, 1966. The pilot program for Batman cost $300,000 — quite expensive by 1966 standards.
♥~ 1972 – Cosmopolitan magazine released its controversial issue with actor Burt Reynolds in a nude pose. The issue was a sell-out.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1879 – Albert Einstein Nobel Prize-winning physicist : developed the Theory of Relativity; died Apr 18, 1955.
♥~ 1945 – Michael Martin Murpheysongwriter, singer: Wildfire, Carolina in the Pines, What’s Forever For, Geronimo’s Cadillac, Renegade, A Long Line of Love.
♥~ 1948 – Billy Crystal Emmy Award for Best Individual Performance and Writer in a Variety or Music Program: 63rd Annual Oscars ; Emmy Award-winning Writer for a Variety or Music Program: Midnight Train to Moscow , 64th Annual Oscars ; actor: City Slickers, Throw Mama from the Train, Soap, When Harry Met Sally.
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ pi is a remarkable number: π=3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679 82148 08651 32823 …
♥~ pi was introduced by the English mathematician William Jones in 1706, who wrote:3.14159 = π. This symbol was adopted by Euler in 1737 and became the standard symbol for pi.
♥~An eighteenth-century French mathematician named Georges Buffon devised a way to calculate pi based on probability. You can try Buffon’s needle experiment for yourself (virtually) by clicking this link Buffon needle experiment . Some ants apparently actually use this algorithm to measure the size of potential nest sites!
♥~ Poems have been written about pi
Consider humble pi. It is a number never ending.
It never repeats itself as its value keeps ascending.
Based upon a circle, many men have tried
to calculate the ratio of its width to its outside.
It is called irrational because it can not be made a fraction.
The challenge of its nature has been a call to action.
The number pi has played a role in every life on earth.
From physics to statistics, its always proved its worth.
The tires that you ride on, the table where you dine,
little pi was there throughout its concept and design.
Humble pi is constant – its been a great addition
and quietly serves us each day without recognition.
If you can not appreciate why I hold this number high,
then shame! It is you that should be eating humble pie.
♥~ Its Just Life shares the Pi with a tribute song Pi Pi Mathematical Pi. Click over for your listening pleasure.
♥~ In honor of pi Day the The Pioneer Woman shows us how to make her favorite pie. Key Lime pie! This day is looking up!
♥~ Dying for more pi? The Joy of pi.
Math and I? Lets just say we don’t see eye to pi; even talking about pi gives me hives. What about you–what’s your relationship to math? Is it pi in the sky for you or is it your piece of pi?
I do have a short Hakai poem to share–The poem reflects my inner most math feelings.
It’s 3 point 1 4
on and on forevermore
giving all a bore