Even though I was a Math-CompSci major, my SAT-Math scores would attest that I leaned much more toward the written/verbal. So when it came to memorizing Pi, I was not some mathematical savant that could recite to an incredibly large number of decimal places. No, I turned it into a ‘piem‘: a mnemonic sentence, where the number of letters in each word represented the digits:

“Now I have a wordy histogram to remind nerds the value equating halfbaked spatial diameters and Pi run nineteen long digits, an actual ‘piem’.”

That equates to 3.14159265358979323846264.

I did this to impress my friends and win bar bets.

Neither of which happened.

As one would, in retrospect, expect.

Happy Pi Day!

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