# Happy Pi Day!

If you are American, then that means today is Pi Day! So named because if you are American and thus do your dates backwards it is 3/14, or 3.14, which are the first few digits of pi.

Here are some things you can do to celebrate pi day!

-Eat some pie!

-Recite some digits of pi!

Here is a little mnemonic I was taught to remember the first few:

*How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy chapters involving quantum mechanics.*

It is easy to tell what the digits of pi are, because they are the number of letters in each word. 'How' has 3 letters, 'I' 1, 'want' 4, and so on, giving 3.14159265358979….

If you want more, here are some. 100,000, in fact. Challenge: Try thinking up more mneumonics to remember the rest.

-Watch some Vi Hart!

-Watch some more Vi Hart and learn about why pi is wrong!

(Also well covered at Spiked Math)

So Happy Pi Day, everybody!

*Featured image credit: Google Images*

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