Breaking Cat News by Georgia Dunn for March 14, 2021

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    McColl34 Premium Member 7 months ago

    But . . . why is the rum, I mean, slice gone?

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    Le'letha Premium Member 7 months ago

    Don’t look now, guys, but I think there may be, close by here, a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a Robber Mouse.

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    deadheadzan Premium Member 7 months ago

    Big slice of Pi to the mice for that great math explanation!

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    Strob Premium Member 7 months ago

    Nice to see this! Also noted on today’s Fox Trot:

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    deadheadzan Premium Member 7 months ago

    I could go for a big slice of apple pie about now…..

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    RAGs  7 months ago

    Do Moon Pies count?

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    Strob Premium Member 7 months ago

    An absolutely fascinating book that shows how the understanding of pi also shows the state of human knowledge and progress and lack thereof at times is this:

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    LuvyaBebe05  7 months ago

    Where’s Agnes?

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    Lifeflame  7 months ago

    Gotta love the Robber Mice!!!

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    Jungle Empress  7 months ago

    I admit to being really bad at math, but I can get behind having an excuse to eat pie. :D Especially pizza pie, because that totally counts, right?

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    Notaspy  7 months ago

    I’ve still never fully understood why e^iπ = -1

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    kgornick Premium Member 7 months ago

    Best explanation I’ve seen yet! I love that you’re teaching kids not to be scared of math. And I especially love the little mouse-nerd glasses!

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    Sue Ellen  7 months ago

    So is that a pie chart or a π chart?

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    Lady Bri  7 months ago

    Happy National Pi Day, Orbsters!!! ♥╣[π]╠♥

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    WelshRat Premium Member 7 months ago

    Math tastes good. Especially subtraction.

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    ikini Premium Member 7 months ago

    I love Pucky’s little paw replacing Lupin’s pie chart with a pi chart!

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    Esmeralda Anistasia  7 months ago

    I don’t know whether it’s the crust, the filling, or both, but I’ve never encountered a pie that I liked. Meringue pie, which I have NOT encountered yet, sounds intriguing, but, alas, meringue is made from eggs. As of last year, my body has decided that eggs are Not Good, and to be… rejected… from here on out.

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    Robin Harwood  7 months ago

    Here is a puzzle. You have a circle of diameter D, and an area AC. You have square with side length the same as the diameter D, and an area AS. You want to know what the ratio of AC to AS is. Find it without using pi.

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    jewlie  7 months ago

    I doubt that mice would cut such a tidy piece. However, those mice are exceptional.

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    222jo  7 months ago

    Only Elvis’s paw is in this one.

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    Charliegirl Premium Member 7 months ago

    Dang it! Those mice are smarter than I am.

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    RayWebster1  7 months ago

    It’s not Math it’s Maths!!!!!!

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    Jonathan Mason  7 months ago

    It’s only Pi day if you use the American format for dates. In the UK, it’s 14/3.

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    Ahsum  7 months ago

    Sunday Funday

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    cat19632001  7 months ago

    Pucky toe beans!

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    cat19632001  7 months ago

    I love Puck’s pi shirt. His magical cat closet has everything!

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    kimmie260  7 months ago

    I love that the mice understand the math…

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    Gent  7 months ago

    Well, too bad the mice have touched and contaminated that pie. Alas, what a waste of good food. Throw it away. Oh the woe. This is so unbearable.

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    Michael G.  7 months ago

    Classical purists such as I pronounce this letter/number to rhyme with “see”. Have a wonderful day! :op

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    diskus Premium Member 7 months ago

    Pi Pie , as long as its circular that works for me

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    Santana  7 months ago

    The mice show up, a pie goes bye

    Sweet Pucky thinks they’re just explainin’ pi

    Filchin’ a pie, filchin’ a pie

    Gotta get it home, dessert resupply

    They love to steal, duh! they’re robber mice

    But they’re not rude, takin’ just one slice

    Filchin’ a pie, filchin’ a pie

    Gotta get it home, a great feast is nigh

    Bye, bye, bye, snatchin’ a pie

    My, oh, my, filchin’ a pie

    (Peter Callander / Mitch Murray – Hitchin’ a Ride)

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    GSD Mom Premium Member 7 months ago

    Happy PI Day! What’s your favorite (sweet or savory)?

    In our house, we hope to celebrate with a nice pepperoni pi.

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    YulanaLow  7 months ago

    Best explanation of pi I’ve heard!

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 7 months ago

    Easy as…well, you know.

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    ladykat  7 months ago

    I was going to make a Bavarian Cream. I may make a strawberry rhubarb pie instead. Or maybe the Bavarian Cream with a strawberry rhubarb compote. Hmmm – what to do, what to do?

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    chessiecat65  7 months ago

    Pi r square.No, pi r not square. Pi are round.Cornbread r square.

    (back into lurk mode)

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    threecatcandleshop  7 months ago

    Thanks, Georgia for actually helping me out on an art project today. I am building a large cardboard sculpture of a wheel and need to figure out the circumference. I was meaning to look up the formula online but the robber mice have so handily demonstrated it today!

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    Bucinka  7 months ago

    Also Albert Einstein’s birthday. (Fun fact: In MS Office, when you go to set the date and time format, the sample date is today, I believe in memory of Einstein. Nice little Easter egg.)

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    DorseyBelle  7 months ago

    Thank you Miss Dunn, I love you even more. That’s an accurate math lesson, and a good one. My lesson: I’d have my students bring in various circles. Extra credit for most creative (bike wheel as opposed to coin). We’d measure them with tape measures and meter sticks/rulers I provided, then divide to discover pi. I brought a hula hoop for variety since most students brought something small like a lid. I’d express surprise that we all got the same answer although our circles were different sizes. Hashtag Discovery Method Math. Hashtag Moore Method. Thank you BCN for awesome cats and awesome math.

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    daisypekin01  7 months ago

    Yay math!

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    willie_mctell  7 months ago

    Pi is a transcendental number. Among other things it can’t be expressed as the ratio of two rational numbers. It gets worse but the word “polynomial” comes into play and most people would prefer not to know that.

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    sdjamieson Premium Member 7 months ago

    I’m impressed by how well the robber mice slice! For me, that first piece always comes out messy.

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    Kitty Katz  7 months ago

    Don McLean: American Pie

    My, my, the circumference of pie

    Oh, the diameter is d times 3.14159

    The Robber Mice, you see it’s their time to shine,

    Saying this pie tastes so mighty fine

    This pie tastes so mighty fine.


    Did you use a homemade crust,

    And save a piece for all of us?

    And is it apple, or maybe cherry pie?

    Now do you make a fine pecan?

    Or is custard in your plan?

    And do you like it a la mode?


    Now I know you love your peach pie, too

    Sweet cherry pie with lots of goo!

    Baking is such fun!

    Is there enough for everyone?

    It was great to learn geometry,

    The girls all taught it well, I see,

    But why are there only three?

    Wounder where Agnes could be?

    The day, we lost a slice!

    We started singing:


    My, my, the circumference of pie

    Oh, the diameter is d times 3.14159

    The Robber Mice, you see it’s their time to shine,

    Saying this pie tastes so mighty fine

    This pie tastes so mighty fine.

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    mistercatworks  7 months ago

    I once read of a demonstration that used a wooden floor with one-inch-wide strips and toothpicks cut to one-inch length. If you randomly drop the toothpicks and they are free to rotate, you will find that the ratio of twice the total number of toothpicks to the number that land crossing a line is pi. Of course, it takes a LOT of toothpicks

    Animated demo here*tDoPrZQ5EgL_H7aBywiAtg.gif

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    scaeva  7 months ago

    Check out today’s “Arlo and Janis.”

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    NWdryad  7 months ago

    That is a great way to teach the concept of pi to kids!

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    LucyLuLu  7 months ago

    OT. for some reason my account wouldn’t accept my password and had to reset. Has anyone else had this problem lately? Happy Sunday to all!

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    Natarose  7 months ago

    Happy Pi day everyone! Georgia, I hope you are feeling better. Any possible date for when Swan Eaters will be coming back?

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    BenBerlin  7 months ago

    I make homemade lemon meringue and pecan pies (from scratch including the crust)

    this year, I want to try my hand at something a little different, namely an Irish cottage pie for St. Patrick’s day and a few other real traditional treats from the emerald isle.

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    Nuliajuk  7 months ago

    I was going to make shepherd’s pie, but the supermarket was all out of fresh ground shepherds.

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    knight1192a  7 months ago

    Lupin’s Pie Day was WAY BETTER than Pi Day. And potentially very tasty.

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    Mx Crazy Cat Person  7 months ago

    Pucky you look so cute in your Pi t-shirt. Advanced calculus (not the the equation for Pi is advanced) always got me as well, so I sympathise with it being confusing.

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    zoesgramma  7 months ago

    On the subject of egg substitutes for recipes: 1 T. ground flax seed and 3 T. of very warm water. Whisk water and ground flax seeds together in a bowl until combined, about 30 seconds. Let sit until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk again, about 30 seconds. Let sit until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Equals one large egg. I have used this; it works. It comes from

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    SquawkTron  7 months ago

    Pi makes the world go round!

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    dcy665  7 months ago

    That’s a sweet explanation of Pi. Well done.

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    rgcviper  7 months ago

    Yup—gotta love Pi Day. Personally, I lean more towards the apple or chocolate variety, but I’ll take what I can get …

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    Mr. Reader  7 months ago

    As i read this, I am actually eating an apple pie, also how many digits of pi can you recite, i know 3.14159, and that’s it. (useing a website copy-paste doesn’t count)

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