Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Record Pi



Man Recites Pi To 100,000 Places .

Akira Haraguchi, 60, a Japanese mental health counselor, needed more than 16 hours to recite the number to 100,000 decimal places, breaking his personal best of 83,431 digits set in 1995.

A mental health counselor?

I love Pi. I love reading Pi facts, but even I think this takes the cake.

11 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya Cube!..and his purpose for doin this was whattttttttttt?..lol

cube said...

I dunno. But would you feel comfortable having him be your mental health expert? I wouldn't.

Brooke said...

Did someone say pie? Are we talkin' a la mode? Apple? Mmmm.....

Kathy said...

"I love Pi facts, but even I think this takes the cake."
Heh Heh Heh.. You are one funny girl cube!

Thought you might like this, since you are rather partial to Pi...

"Tis a favourite project of mine
A new value of pi to assign.
I would fix it at 3
For it's simpler, you see,
Than 3 point 14159."

Harvey L Carter.

cube said...

brooke: I hear you. I lurve pi, in more ways than one ;-)

kathy: oooh, thanks for that bit of Pi doggerel. I love it. I shall put it in the vault.

BTW Carter does take all the fun out of it, doesn't he?

The Phoenix said...

I'm a cookie man myself.

nanc said...

well if this doesn't take the cake!

i live with three pi geeks - they may have it - no, really.

Marti said...

pi is The Answer....

Poppy D. Cat said...

I, too, love pi, cube! Swordfish pi for me, pleeeze!

Minka said...

Congratulations to whoever won...it sound like quite a waste of time :)

Jamie Dawn said...

WOW! I sure wish I had that man's mental capacity.
I'd love to be able to store info like that.