Pi at the Bar

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 17th, 2012 · Bar Geek, Quotes

‘”‘How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy chapters involving quantum mechanics!’ This is a sentence devised by Sir James Hopwood Jeans, a big-shot British mathematician, in order to help students remember Pi to the 14th decimal (3.14159265358979).  The numbers  correspond with the number of letters in each word of the sentence.  Sir James was born in Lancashire, England.  A very fine place to be born.

Thanks to Paul MacFedries of Word Spy for bringing this to my attention.  It’s just about the geeky-est drink-related quotation I’ve ever seen.

One Response to “Pi at the Bar”

  1. Want just about the geeky-est piece of barware to go along with the quote? See http://homebars.barinacraft.com/post/1714217839/klein-beer-bottle-opener along with some math sites for explanation if you really want to celebrate National Pi Day all out.

    Maybe some Romulan Ale or a Klingon Martini from Star Trek would be the right drink for this occasion?

Leave a Reply