History Main / MouthfulOfPi

22nd Jun '16 10:12:24 PM MikeRosoft
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* This is the motif of Creator/DarrenAronofsky's film ''Film/{{Pi}}''. The protagonist is a MadMathematician who seems to discover a 216-digit number that holds the Meaning of Life. In the climax of the film, he recites the numbers while having a breakdown. Ironically, the actual number pi appears nowhere in the movie except the opening credits.

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* This is the motif of Creator/DarrenAronofsky's film ''Film/{{Pi}}''. The protagonist is a MadMathematician who seems to discover a 216-digit number that holds the Meaning of Life. In the climax of the film, he recites the numbers while having a breakdown. Ironically, the actual number pi appears nowhere in the movie except the opening credits. (The credits show pi to many decimal places, but only the first 8 digits after the decimal point are correct.)
8th Apr '16 5:38:41 PM dotchan
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* ''Series/{{Aibou}}'' - a murdered genius mathematician leaves behind a series of apparent nonsense words that actually form a mnemonic for the first several digits of pi as a DyingMessage.
26th Mar '16 4:52:18 AM elemt
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* ''LoadingReadyRun's'' [=CheckPoint=] has Graham start to recite all the digits of pi in honor of it being Pi Day, cuts to "Time passes", and then to him finishing, and commenting that it was shorter than he thought. The last number was a 6.
12th Jan '16 7:38:53 PM CritterKeeper
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** The Doctor reels off the ''[[UpToEleven square root of pi]]'' to thirty decimal places in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]]. And the possessed woman who's [[StopCopyingMe copying everything he says]] recites it too. At the same time. ''Out of sync by several digits.'' By now everyone's realized that something is very wrong with the woman, but it's at this point when they start getting suspicious of the Doctor, too. Completely PlayedForDrama.

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** The Doctor reels off the ''[[UpToEleven square root of pi]]'' to thirty decimal places places[[note]]1.772453850905516027298167483341[[/note]] in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]]. And the possessed woman who's [[StopCopyingMe copying everything he says]] recites it too. At the same time. ''Out of sync by several digits.'' By now everyone's realized that something is very wrong with the woman, but it's at this point when they start getting suspicious of the Doctor, too. Completely PlayedForDrama.
12th Jan '16 7:30:38 PM CritterKeeper
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** The Doctor reels off the ''square root of pi'' to thirty decimal places in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]]. And the possessed woman who's [[StopCopyingMe copying everything he says]] recites it too. At the same time. ''Out of sync by several digits.'' By now everyone's realized that something is very wrong with the woman, but it's at this point when they start getting suspicious of the Doctor, too. Completely PlayedForDrama.

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** The Doctor reels off the ''square ''[[UpToEleven square root of pi'' pi]]'' to thirty decimal places in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]]. And the possessed woman who's [[StopCopyingMe copying everything he says]] recites it too. At the same time. ''Out of sync by several digits.'' By now everyone's realized that something is very wrong with the woman, but it's at this point when they start getting suspicious of the Doctor, too. Completely PlayedForDrama.
8th Nov '15 8:43:50 PM nombretomado
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* RichardFeynman stated that he wanted to memorize the first 761 digits of pi because at that point, there is a sequence of six 9's so he could recite the numbers to there, then go "999999...and so on." "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feynman_point That point]]" was named in his honor afterwards. DouglasHofstadter told the same anecdote. This may just be a genius thing.

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* RichardFeynman UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman stated that he wanted to memorize the first 761 digits of pi because at that point, there is a sequence of six 9's so he could recite the numbers to there, then go "999999...and so on." "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feynman_point That point]]" was named in his honor afterwards. DouglasHofstadter told the same anecdote. This may just be a genius thing.
2nd Nov '15 3:37:45 AM StFan
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* DiscussedTrope in a ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' footnote--the author believes that the accuracy of Pi is a pretty good indicator of a civilization's general mathematical/scientific ability. He then goes on to point out that Literature/TheBible specifies that the dimensions of the bronze basin for the Temple should be 10 cubits across, and 30 cubits around, putting the value of Pi at '''exactly''' three.
--> '''Solomon''': And now you know why I hired outside contractors as the architects!

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* DiscussedTrope in a ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' footnote--the ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' footnote -- the author believes that the accuracy of Pi is a pretty good indicator of a civilization's general mathematical/scientific ability. He then goes on to point out that Literature/TheBible specifies that the dimensions of the bronze basin for the Temple should be 10 cubits across, and 30 cubits around, putting the value of Pi at '''exactly''' three.
--> '''Solomon''': -->'''Solomon:''' And now you know why I hired outside contractors as the architects!



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* In TheFilmOfTheBook ''Literature/LifeOfPi'', the titular character writes it to a ludicrous length while introducing himself in elementary school. He does this to hopefully impress the kids enough so they would stop intentionally mispronouncing his actual name, Piscine, as "pissing." It works. From that day on, he's just "Pi."

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* In TheFilmOfTheBook ''Literature/LifeOfPi'', the titular title character writes it to a ludicrous length while introducing himself in elementary school. He does this to hopefully impress the kids enough so they would stop intentionally mispronouncing his actual name, Piscine, as "pissing." "pissing". It works. From that day on, he's just "Pi.""Pi".
17th Aug '15 10:57:00 PM DSample
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** Of course, when Enoch was a boy, the value of pi was known to fewer than 40 digits...possibly a lot fewer, since we don't know how old he really is.
9th Aug '15 4:38:22 AM HiddenWindshield
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** Becomes funnier when you realize that that's actually rounded. 3.14159265''3''5.... It should really be a three as the tenth digit instead.
14th May '15 2:01:42 PM cesium133
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* Mike in ''Webcomic/{{Cesium}}'' recited pi to the annoyance of everyone around him, until his memory was erased.
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