There are many important numbers in the universal math. Primal, odds, evens, irrational. And then there is one to rule them all. A mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter… what we all know – or should know – as pi.

The Babylonians estimated pi to be roughly 3.125, while the Egyptians estimated it to be roughly 3.16. The Ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse (287-212 BC) has calculated a more accurate estimation of the value of pi to we know today as 3.14159 with ongoing set digits that were was by scientists and mathematicians for thousands of years.

The were several records for finding consecutive numbers, from 3.14 all the way to the final digit, such as one by Fabrice Bellard, who is believed to have calculated pi to 2.7 trillion digits; Alexander Yee and Shigeru Kondo are also believed to had set a Pi world record, calculating it to five trillion digits—some 6TB of data, with a 2 being the last digit.

I believe that pi would never be left alone. And I believe that nothing is random. Think about it: do you see a connection between two greatest minds of the last 2 centuries? I do. And I am sure there is more to be found ( …to be continued)

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