Wednesday, October 04, 2006

4-Pi day.

We've celebrated Pi day, and 2-Pi day, and some other miscellaneous holidays, but Smashed never expected to celebrate 4-Pi day.

But that's just what we did yesterday, by celebrating MS's 379th birthday. Way to go!

And since we're on the topic, CNN reports that today:

TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- A Japanese mental health counselor recited pi to 100,000 decimal places from memory on Wednesday, setting what he claims to be a new world record.

Akira Haraguchi, 60, needed more than 16 hours to recite the number to 100,000 decimal places, breaking his personal best of 83,431 digits set in 1995, his office said Wednesday. He made the attempt at a public hall in Kisarazu, just east of Tokyo.

Congratulations MS! Congratulations Akira!


Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

The Japanese woman sounds a little Rain Man to me, no offense.

Fri Oct 06, 11:11:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Smashed said...

Not to be contradictory, but it's a Japanese man who recited pi to 100,000 places. Of course that makes sense as autism is more prevalent in males.

Fri Oct 06, 11:52:00 AM EDT  

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