No Pi for You!

I promise to try posting more this weekend, but this one is just too good to pass up.

Since most people don’t know it beyond three to six digits, today, 14 March (14.03)—er, oops, March 14 (3.14)—has been officially designated “Pi Day.”

Ten Republicans voted against the (purely symbolic) designation:

  1. Chaffetz
  2. Flake
  3. Heller
  4. Johnson (IL)
  5. Miller (FL)
  6. Neugebauer
  7. Paul
  8. Pence
  9. Poe (TX)
  10. Shuster

In fairness, I note that 30 Representatives (24 Dems, 6 Reps, and the total only comes to 431 so a few bodies appear to be vanished) did not vote, but 10 went to the explicit effort to signal their opposition to the motion, including Mike Pence, who is from the only state that ever did make a concerted effort to define Pi as 3:

In 1897 the Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure redefining the area of a circle and the value of pi….The bill died in the state Senate.

Happy Pi Day!