Japanese Man Sets Record in Pi Recitation

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    A Japanese man has memorized the value of pi, (which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its radius) to almost 84,000 decimal places. Pi is what is known as a "transcendental number" i.e. it has an infinite number of decimal places, but no repeatable pattern (like the less well known number "e" which is the base of natural logarithms)

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050702/ap_on_fe_st/japan_memorizing_pi

    P.S. to which most of you are probably asking --- "Great, but why would someone want to do such a thing?"....

    Answer: "To impress members of the opposite sex"
     
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    :rotflmao: Everyone knows the only decimal places that impress members of the opposite sex are the ones in the BANK not in your head! :rotflmao:
     
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    "When it's a question of money, everybody is of the same religion" ---- Voltaire
     
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    Maybe he was hoping a woman listening in was thinking that he was describing his bank account! :D
     

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