It turns out this property is not completely unique to Pi -- a large class of numbers can find their digits similarly embedded into a particular day. But Pi is a special irrational number that has driven historically important results.
Yup, 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m. is "pi time." (Actually, it's the start of "pi time," since the next two digits are 59.) So get those pies ready, because on Saturday morning you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to live through pi.
Originally a lighthearted gag where folks walked around San Francisco's Exploratorium in funny hats with pies and the like, by the turn of the century Pi Day was a major educational event in North American schools, garnering plenty of press.
In fact, Twitter ensures that we're losing our need or even ability to spell correctly. Our calculating software ensures we don't have to do mental arithmetic or physically balance our bank ledgers, anymore.
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To begin with, we have to be careful what we mean by "random." Clearly pi is not "random" in the strict sense, because individual digits are certainly not random but mathematically fixed. Perhaps a better and easier question is whether pi is "normal base 10."
The fascination with π is so universal that in 1998 film director Darren Aronofsky even created a psychological thriller with that title. Here I want to tell only a few more π stories that are perhaps less known outside the circle of true aficionados.