Cosmic Quote #36: Pi Day

“Perfect numbers, like perfect men, are very rare.”–Rene Descartes

Happy Pi Day to all you Sheldon Coopers and Amy Farrah Fowlers out there.  With Towel Day right around the corner, it’s time to get down, get serious, and do some math.  Please solve the following equation:  1 + X = π,  and if you are irrational enough to find a rational number for X,  either get your own blog or see a shrink. I’ve done both.   See you May 25th.  


  1. As an engineer, for simplicity’s sake, I would say pi-1 eqals two

  2. And Happy Einstein B’day!

  3. My fifth graders were absolutely crushed when I arrived today with neither apple nor chocolate creme.

  4. Shame on you! 😮

  5. My favorite holiday! I used to do a whole day of it in 8th grade. One girl won a prize for memorizing 129 digits of pi! I have them ALL memorized; I’m just working on the order.

  6. The answer is π-1

  7. Hi, Mark…just to let you know I’ve pinned a reference to this article on my Pinterest board Blog: Incidentally Thinking

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