Facts about Pi | Mind-Blowing Pi Facts

Facts about Pi | Mind-Blowing Pi Facts

  1. The Greek mathematician Archimedes was obsessed with calculating pi. When the Romans invaded he was so engrossed in a mathematical drawing that he yelled at an enemy soldier: ‘Do not touch my circles!’ The soldier’s response? He cut Archimedes’s head off.
  2. Supercomputers have now worked pi out to over 13 trillion places – and still there are no patterns or repetitions.
  3. During the OJ Simpson trial, one of OJ’s lawyers argued with an FBI agent about the value of pi – it was his way of questioning the agent’s intelligence.
  4. ​The amateur British mathematician William Shanks spent 15 years of the 19th century calculating the first 707 digits of pi. Unfortunately he made a mistake after the 527th, meaning the rest were all wrong.
  5. Want to remember the first 7 numbers, including the 3 before the decimal point? Simply count the letters of each word in the sentence ‘How I wish I could calculate pi’. A slightly longer ‘piem’ is ‘How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics.’
  6. There is a poem written on Lord Krishna in Sanskrit Language, which on decoding gives the value of pi/10 upto 32 decimal places.