News & Notes, Pi Day 3-14- 2016 Edition
Math nerds likely had already circled today on the calendar, but it's worth noting this year's "Pi Day" is a once-in-a-century occurrence.
March 14 -- or 3/14 -- celebrates the mathematical constant of pi. Pi represents the ratio of circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. While it is often abbreviated as 3.14, pi has an infinite number of digits beyond the decimal point, starting with 3.141592653.
Last year's Pi Day was one to celebrate since it was 3/14/15, perfectly matching the first numbers past the decimal point of pi. Last year, hardcore math fans even started celebrating the day at exactly 9:26 a.m. and 53 seconds. There's a big reason to celebrate this year too -- math enthusiasts are calling today
"Rounded Pi Day."
When rounding pi to the ten-thousandth (that's four numbers past the decimal point), it comes out to 3.1416, matching today's date -- March 14, 2016.
And if you need any more reason to geek out about March 14, here's one:
it's Albert Einstein's 137th birthday!
Local Charity News
Southwest Florida Applebee's Restaurant locations in Fort Myers raised over $7,000 in support of The US Marines "Toys for Tots" program as part of a combined effort on the part of all Florida and Georgia Applebee's.
The Children's Advocacy Center is seeking volunteers for their East United Way6 House. Interested parties should contact Georgina Hernandez at 313-7719
The Comcast Foundation recently awarded $95,000 in grants to numerous non profit organizations through out 2015. Grants were awarded to The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, The nFoundation for Lee County Schools, and others.
She Sells Sea Shells recently donated $1,500 to the Susan G. Comen Organization for the fight against breast cancer.
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