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Pi Digits Floated Above SF for ‘Pi Day’

On March 14th it was “Pie in the Sky” literally, as π digits strung on balloons floated over Twin Peaks
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Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the story about a unique way Pi Day, 3/14, was celebrated in San Francisco this year.

If you were near Twin Peaks on March 14, you might have seen the digits of Pi floating across the sky.

James Nicovich and his friends wrote the digits of Pi on balloons (probably as many digits as they had balloons), strung them on a garland, and then headed up to Twin Peaks to float them high in the sky for everyone to see.

What is Pi Day?

Any day can be a holiday, and so for math nerds and pie lovers, March 14th is an extra special mathematical date.

Pi (aka π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter which comes out to roughly 3.14. So March 14th has been dubbed “Pi Day”-  a quirky and fun celebratory day of both Pi (and pie) which was actually popularized right here in San Francisco back in 1988.


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