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Pi Poetry
Kirt's Cogitations™ #5

These original Kirt's Cogitations™ may be reproduced (no more than 5, please) provided proper credit is given to me, Kirt Blattenberger.

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   Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation.
   Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.


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Pi Poetry

The next time you are at a social gathering and find yourself challenged to recite the value of π (pi) to the 14th decimal place, try this common mnemonic, "How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics!" No doubt that sentence was created by a college student, but it gets the job done. Simply use the number of characters in each word, thus π = 3.14159265358979. Entire poems have been written to aid in recalling π to 100 decimal places and beyond. Make up your own, lengthier mnemonics, and be the hit of the party!