Well. as you know, March 14 (3/14) is the day that people around the world celebrate that ridiculously long number known as pi (π), which is:

3.14159265358979323
846264338327950288
4197169399375105820
974944592307816406
28620899862803482
53421170679…

And that’s just the first hundred digits!

Do numbers matter?  Most think so:

“Numbers are really just abstract symbols, and we have to bring meaning to them somehow,” Peters says. Think of all the very different ideas that can go with the number nine: 9°F, $9 billion, and a 9 percent chance of a tsunami. “In general, people who are numerate are better able to bring consistent meaning to numbers and to make better decisions,” Peters says. “It suggests that courses in math and statistics may be the educational gift that keeps on giving.”

See Numeracy: The Educational Gift That Keeps on Giving?

Less mature folks may want to check out:  ‘Can I Pi You A Drink?’ & More Pi Day Pickup Lines

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