It's Pi Day, Pi Day, Gotta Get Down on Pi Day

It's Pi Day, Pi Day, Gotta Get Down on Pi Day

In keeping with Rocks Off's latest obsession, compiling soundtracks for oddball holidays, we were tickled pink as a chorus girl's nipple to learn that this Friday is Pi Approximation Day.

The holiday was first in 1988 by a physicist named Larry Shaw, who made everyone march in a circle then eat several fruit pies, proving that science is really only three shots away from being a frat party. Nonetheless, in 2009 the House of Representatives made March 14 Pi Day and July 22 Pi Approximation Day.

Pi, for those who may have failed geometry, is a mathematical constant famous for the fact that it basically represents infinity and can therefore be used to calculate the area of a circle and other things that writers have no freakin' idea about. The number is usually represented by the number 3.14 (Hence the March 14 date) or by the fraction 22/7 (hence the July 22 date).

Nobel Prize-winning poets have written odes to Pi, Star Trek used it as a plot device in an episode, Darren Aronofsky made a film about it, and there are even a few good songs about it. So with that in mind we tried to get as much musical love for a number as we possibly could.

Kate Bush, "Pi"
It's Pi Day, Pi Day, Gotta Get Down on Pi Day

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