
Pi is the first letter of the Greek word
perimeter meaning distance around.

In 1737, Euler used the symbol for pi to be
equal to the ratio of the circumference to
the diameter in a circle.
 A brief history of pi:

The 1983 Guinness Book of World Records
lists Rajan Mahadevan as having recited
31,811 places of pi from memory (it
doesn't say why he did this ... )
Click here to see a news release about a Virginia student
who memorized pi to 8,000 digits

Here are some Mnemonics to help you remember the digits of pi,
which begin 3.1415926535897932384626433832795...

Yes, I know a digit.

May I draw a circle?

Wow, I made a great discovery!

Now I need a verse recalling pi.

How I wish I could enumerate pi easily today.

May I have a large container of
coffee right now?

May I have a large container of
coffee  sugar and cream?

Sir, I need a large microwave to
simmer, broil, and roast.

Hey, I need a large motorboat to
rescue women and girls.

How I wish I could recollect pi
Eureka! cried the great inventor.
Christmas pudding, Christmas Pie
Is the problem's very center.

God! I need a drink 
Alcoholic of course 
After all those lectures
Involving radical equations.

See, I have a rhyme assisting
My feeble brain, its tasks
ofttimes resisting.

See, I have a rhyme assisting
My feeble brain, its tasks
ofttimes resisting.

Sir, I send a rhyme excelling (3.14159)
In sacred truth and rigid spelling (265358)
Numerical sprites elucidate (979)
For me the lexicon's full weight (32846)
... From ask Marilyn, 5/30/2004

Que j'aime a faire apprendre un nombre utile aux sages
Immortel Archimede, antique ingenieur,
Aui de ton jugement peut sonder la valuer?
Pour moi ton probleme eut de pareils avantages.
(The author was a French mathematics professor names Lucas.
A literal translation of his rhyme:
How I would like to express a number useful to the wise.
Immortal Archimedes, ancient engineer,
Who can appreciate the value of your judgment?
For me your problem had equal advantages.)

Click here to see a Tribute to 9/11 Using Pi

A palindrome: I prefer pi.

Einstein's birthday is March 14, which is
the 3rd month, 14th day or 3.14
