Today is 3.14
Here in US, we celebrate today as the Irrational Exuberance day. (We might have as well called it the Alan Greenspan day). People – especially those who do not remember what the definition of pi is (not the value) – get together and have pies and pie parties.
The rest of the world looks at us completely bemused. I am sure they go something like “Dude, you don’t even know how to write dates properly. You either go up DDMMYY or down YYMMDD. And by the way, the pie that you eat is not spell the same way as pi – the math symbol. In fact, there is an extra “e” in it – which is another math symbol that you probably neither know the definition or value of”.
In response, we pop in one more Tums. Because we have run out of pies.
Jokes apart, did you know Belize is the only other country than US that uses MMDDYY format? (There are a few other countries like Kenya, Philippines etc where, in some parts, MMDDYY is also used)