Truth Facts by Wulff & Morgenthaler for September 30, 2014

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    KZ71  over 7 years ago

    Yo, I know pi to a thousand places(ain’t got no girls but I still wear braces!)

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    Three Steps Over Japan  over 7 years ago

    Back in high school, the two top guys in the advanced math class had memorized PI to 50 places. So I decided to be different and memorized e to 50 places in one night. Those two got all the girls. I got a job at Sperry Rand. Go figure.

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    jimshari222  over 7 years ago

    My 16 year old can recite Pi to about 140 digits. He’s not a huge idiot as you say.

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    Rogers George Premium Member over 7 years ago

    I’m guilty, too. 111 digits. Ends with my birthday, 513. Once I offered a room full of college students $20 to anyone who could recite 20 digits. Two kids could. One commented that this was the first time that that knowledge had been of any benefit to him.

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    AlanM  over 7 years ago

    With pi to 20 digits you can accurately calculate the circumference of the Earth’s orbit to the nearest micro-inch. Assuming you know the distance to the Sun to the nearest micro-inch, and the orbit were circular.My point being that 9 to 12 digit accuracy is much more than necessary for all physical measurements on Earth.

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    Dark Ice  over 7 years ago

    whats with the comma instead of decimal?

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    Wiley Woolies  over 7 years ago

    Period, comma, Pie, its all greek to me……

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    Three Steps Over Japan  over 7 years ago

    According to wikipedia, 24% of the world’s population comes from countries that use a comma as a decimal place. They include Canada, Chile and Spain. It’s not wrong if it’s different.

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    booktrout  over 7 years ago

    Think that’s a decimal point, not a comma.

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    Krazgamer  over 7 years ago

    Some places use a comma for a decimal point.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 7 years ago

    I can claim 8 decimal points. It’s all I ever needed. In my high school/college days, we didn’t have calculators yet. Slide rules, for all of their usefulness, were still only as accurate as the user’s interpretation.

    Don’t the Brits use a comma?

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    djr11 Premium Member over 7 years ago

    This reminds me of a cheer we had in school, believe it or not. It went like this:

    3.14159Cosine, secant, tangent, sine.Are you ready? Well, I guess.Go team go! Yes, yes, yes!

    We sure were a bunch of dorks.

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    Dragongirl55  about 1 year ago

    I know up to 3.141592 because of a Phineas and Ferb scene.

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    A_Dilophosaurus  about 1 year ago

    I can do 8 decimals.

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