14 March 2014

Millions “worldwide” do NOT celebrate Pi day today

USA Today Tech Section front page carries an article that declares in its first statement “millions worldwide celebrate Pi day today” (today being 3.14). That led me to the curiosity question – how many countries follow MDY format for dates? Who are these other “worldwide” folks? Want to take a guess? Only USA!!! Okay, I am discounting Belize!

More than 10 times the population of USA in this world write their dates in DMY format. That should mean they would celebrate July 22 (22/7) as Pi day.

China – with more than four times the population of USA – follows another format – YMD.

But then, we will come up with any excuse to eat some more pie!!! 🙂



Posted March 14, 2014 by Rajib Roy in category "Musings

16 COMMENTS :

  1. By Rajib Roy on

    Thank you Claire ! I always thought that there was something “irrational” about a Pi day 🙂 Get it? 🙂 🙂

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  2. By Mita Basu on

    Well a puzzle – my wee sized brain cannot solve. Let me send you the link. You can take a crack at it.

    Reply

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