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The value of the number pi has been calculated to a new world record length of 31 trillion digits, far past the previous record of 22 trillion.
Emma Haruka Iwao, a Google employee from Japan, found the new digits with the help of the company's cloud computing service.
The calculation required 170TB of data (for comparison, 200,000 music tracks take up 1TB) and took 25 virtual machines 121 days to complete.
26. Even comedians use pi to make people crack at their jokes. John Evans, a comedian, once said in his performances, “What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o’-lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin π.”
[Created] for Pi Day (March 14), music software programmer Canton Becker has crafted a million-hour song based on Pi that unfolds generatively on a virtual tape deck.
Titled “Shepard’s Pi,” the song combines two of Becker’s favorite infinities: Pi, and an auditory illusion called a Shepard tone, which he describes as an “unsettling sonic illusion of a pitch that climbs or descends forever, never reaching a top or a bottom.”