Celebrating "Pi Day" with pie-throwing contest

March 12, 2009 1:14:33 PM PDT
Sonoma State University's Math Club pays its annual tribute today to Pi, the number that keeps on going, with a pie-throwing contest.

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For $1, participants can throw a pie at members of the math faculty. For $5, participants can walk up to a math faculty member and smash a pie directly in his or her face.

The cream flies at noon outside the west entrance to Darwin Hall.

Math fans celebrate Pi day each year across the country. The international holiday was born at San Francisco's Exploratorium where Pi Day will be celebrated Saturday, Albert Einstein's birthday, at 1:59 p.m. Celebrants there will eat pies, apple and pizza.

Pi is a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter, or 3.14159 . . .into infinity.

Take a look at how SSU has celebrated Pi Day in the past, via YouTube links here and here.

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