In which we learn that Portland is not really known for its pi/e.
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Today’s episode came from a question (let’s get real – a fucking demand…) from Tessa Watson:
@oregon_history I want you to do a story on why the engraved pi in the max zoo station is wrong after the first few digits. WHY
— Tessa Watson (@tessdae) January 27, 2015
Thanks to Mike Bedney, Bill Will, TriMet and Andrea Damewood for their help with this episode. Mark Cowan’s piece on “Underground Pi” is a must read…
This is a photo of the Fucked Up π Vs. π to like a billion digits.
Here is a wonderful video about Archimedes. Archimedes from Walters Museum on Vimeo.
And of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the Gresham Extinction Event… Jeez… thanks A LOT Tessa! Working on this podcast was a REAL pain in the ass…
#podcasting pic.twitter.com/Xd3mCU2gMD — Oregon History (@oregon_history) February 21, 2015