Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fact of the Day: Slice of Pi

In 1897, a physician tried to convince the Indiana Legislature to change the value of Pi because he thought he discovered a way to "square a circle". The House of Representatives passed the bill, but the Senate rejected it. 

18 comments:

Kati said...

Cool picture you found to go with it!

Have the best week ever,
-Kati

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Ah ah ah OMG...

Mary Kirkland said...

Looks like cheesecake...lol

Unknown said...

Nice cake :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I would love to have 3.14 slices of pie...

Pilar Domínguez said...

ajjajaaj!! this is very funny today. In Spanish we have a expression like that you mentioned " square a circle"Kisses:)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, interesting... If that's a cheesecake, I'll have a slice.

Margaret D said...

Interesting :)

Christine said...

Maybe just as well!

Emmylou said...

LOLZ....loving that Pi pie:D

Anonymous said...

imagine that!

Mama Zen said...

Okay . . .

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A good try

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nothing better to do, eh?

Pat Hatt said...

I suppose it was worth a shot

stephen Hayes said...

An interesting concept but I'm glad the legislature didn't comply with this fellows wish.

Stephanie Faris said...

I know it isn't the point of the post, but just wanted to say that I find that the perfect birthday pie for a geek!

bj said...

hahhaa...I love that photo.