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An Attempt at Some PI Humor

Ala David Letterman, the Top Ten List of reasons why e is inferior to pi:

[10] e is less challenging to spell than pi.

[9] e ~=2.718281828459045, which can be easily memorized to its billionth place, whereas pi needs "skills" to be memorized.

[8] The character for e is so cheap that it can be found on a keyboard. But pi is special (it's under "special symbols" in word processor programs.)

[7] Pi is the bigger piece of pie.

[6] e has an easy limit definition and infinite series. The limit definition of pi and the infinite series are much harder.

[5] e you understand what it is even though you start learning it late when you're in pre-calculus. But pi, even after five or six years it's still hard to know what it really is.

[4] People mistakenly confuse Euler's Number (e) with Euler's Constant (gamma). There is no confusion with the one and only pi.

[3] e is named after a person, but pi stands for itself.

[2] Pi is much shorter and easier to say than "Euler's Number."

[1] To read pi, you don't have to know that Euler's name is really pronounced "Oiler."


Sorry, some of these are painful...but the first one (#10) is worth it.

Source: http://www.workjoke.com/projoke22.htm