It’s day three of Pi week! With 3.14 being Pi day (can you imagine how cool Pi day in 2015 will be?!) we are celebrating circles and pi, marveling in the way that God has tucked a piece of infinity all around us. Day one set the tone with some pi music and Day two highlighted the wittiness of pi. Today we salute the lighter side with some knee slapping jokes! (OK, and maybe one or two groaners :))
Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin pi.
Q: What do you get when you take a bovine and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Cow pi.
Q: What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Moon pi.
Q:What do you get when you take a native Alaskan and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Eskimo pi.
Q:What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Pi in the sky.
Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a bowl of ice cream by its diameter?
A: Pi a la mode.
Mathematician: Pi r squared
Baker: No! Pie are round, cake are square!
How about this one:
In Alaska, where it gets very cold, pi is only 3.00. As you know, everything shrinks in the cold. They call it Eskimo pi.
And for all you engineers:
A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer are all given identical rubber balls and told to find the volume. They are given anything they want to measure it, and have all the time they need.
The mathematician pulls out a measuring tape and records the circumference. He then divides by two times pi to get the radius, cubes that, multiplies by pi again, and then multiplies by four-thirds and thereby calculates the volume.
The physicist gets a bucket of water, places 1.00000 gallons of water in the bucket, drops in the ball, and measures the displacement to six significant figures.
And the engineer? He writes down the serial number of the ball, and looks it up.
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Until tomorrow, :) Amy