Well, I know that today is the birthday of many people … and I know a few … one dear old friend … but probably the most well-known would be Albert Einstein.
And based on the small sampling of folks that I know with birthdays today, it does make me wonder … are all the people born on this day incredibly intelligent?
How can you not love a man who can take a picture like this one?
Or who has an office desk that looks like this one?
Seriously have to wonder if I was better off … desk-wise … before the recent house re-do.
But I digress.
It makes me wonder … does the fact that they all are … or have been … scientifically oriented have something to do with the fact that their birthday fell on that totally mathematically oriented day of the year … Pi Day?
Yes, Pi Day.
Like Pi, the mathematical
number term thingy … well, let’s just go out to Wikipedia …
They have a good animated .gif that explains it well. Better than I could explain it for sure.
And I was a trained Math Teacher.
Every year I bring out a t-shirt that I got a few years ago from Woot.com and wear it for just this one day. Reflections on Pi.
It made me laugh when I first saw it and it still makes me laugh each year when I wear it. Today it made the Pharmacist laugh, too.
Thanks to Facebook, the world now seems to be getting into the whole Pi / Pie thing. At least if my news feed today is any indication.
There were all the food oriented photos … going for the pun of the day … mostly of Pies with the Pi symbol somehow creatively positioned on the top. I personally liked the Pie Chart.
Then there were the ones appealing to the Math Geeks and the fact that Pi is known as an Irrational Number in Math Circles (pun intended) … and then going for the obvious pun on the word irrational.
Which brings me back to the people born on this day … who are smarter than the av-er-age bear. Was this everyone? Or just Albert and my old friend?
So I went out to http://www.celebritybirthdaylist.com/date/3/14/ to see who all else was born on this day.
Lots of people I have never heard of.
Not sure there are all that many who are intelligent … or who are scientifically oriented … or who are mathematically oriented … or who even know what Pi is.
But I’ll bet $3.14 that most of them like Pie.
Happy Birthday to one and all.