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Happy Pi Approximation Day!

Observed on 22 July, today! Your Life celebrates Pi Approximation Day. 

So who loves Pi?

 

No, Not that kind….

 

Read the top five facts about Pi Days:

1.  Pi Approximation Day is so named, because the fraction 22/7 is a common approximation of π, which is accurate to two decimal places and dates from the time of Archimedes.

2. Pi Approximation Day is not to be confused with Pi Day, first launched in 1988, when Larry Shaw worked as a physicist, she organised the first, large-scale celebration of Pi Day at San Francisco Exploratorium, involving consuming fruit pies. Yum!

3. The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations today.

4. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution, which recognises 14 March as National Pi Day.

5. In 2010, Google got involved with Pi Day by creating a Google Doodle, where the word Google laid over images of circles and pi symbols.