This isn't just
any Pi Day. It's singularly the most perfect Pi Day that will ever happen in
your lifetime. For 24 hours, Pi
Day 2015 will be the one and only Pi Day in the next 100 years that will
actually reflect the first five numbers in everyone's favorite irrational
number, pi, which is 3.1415.

And—get ready for
this—at 26 minutes and 53 seconds after 9 a.m., we will pass a date and time
represented by the first 10 digits of π. Very exciting! If you miss it, there
will be one more chance at 9 p.m. After that, you’ll have to wait another 100
years for that auspicious moment to happen again. Math nerds
everywhere: Rejoice in the sweet, sweet sequential glory of the day. Eat some
pie. Do some math. Time really is a flat circle.

Pi day is
celebrated on March 14 at the Exploratorium in San Francisco at 1:59 a.m. PST
which is 3.14159. This time will be extra special on 3/14/15, so hopefully
something amazing happens, like unicorns turn out to be real or something. There are no
occurrences of the sequence 123456 in the first million digits of pi, which makes
this Pi Day one million times more special than any other sequential date ever.
Ever ever. Ever ever ever. In the Greek
alphabet, pi is the 16th letter. In the English alphabet, p is also the 16th
letter, further proving pi is the same in every language. Some people
believe pi contains the answers of the universe. Albert Einstein
was born on Pi Day. The fact that people find this mind-blowing is completely
relative. Pi has 6.4
billion known digits that would take approximately 133 years to recite without
stopping. Even if they do manage to make it to the next Super Pi Day (thanks to
advanced in medical science, probably, we're just guessing), they'll probably
be too old to enjoy it. It is more
correct to say the a circle has an infinite number of corners than to say a
circle as corner-less. Many heads have exploded thinking about this concept. Some scholars
claim that humans are programmed to find patterns in everything because it’s
the only way we can find meaning in our work. But obsessing about math is
infinitely better than obsessing about Kim Kardashian's hair. In the Star
Trek episode “Wolf in the Fold,” Spock foils the evil computer by commanding it
to “compute to last digit the value of pi." Spock is the only being who
can rationally solve a problem using an irrational number.