A University of Rochester study shows that baboons are able to understand numbers. Experimenters showed the monkeys peanut-filled cups and the monkeys then chose which cup contained more peanuts. Read more about the experiment and its conclusions...
Did you know...
-the United States House of Representatives formally supported the designation of Pi Day in 2009.
-in 1988, the first formal Pi Day celebration was held in San Francisco. It was created by Larry Shaw, the "Prince of Pie."
-the Massechusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) mails its acceptance letters for delivery on March 14th.
-Princeton, New Jersey celebrates both Pi Day and Albert Einstein's birthday with a pi recitation contest, pie eating contest, and an Einstein look-alike contest!
-raps about Pi exist! View one that was recognized on NPR here.
-For information of the SF Exploratorium celebration, click here.
-Need some ideas for your own Pi Day celebration? Here are eight steps to a perfect Pi Day.
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