This is a very very bad sign

The world record for reciting pi has been broken, and not only broken, smashed into 83,000 pieces. I didn't expect this omen for many many years. I feel a chill deep in my spleen and I can not get warm.

"Akira Haraguchi, 59 of Tokyo, recited Pi from memory to 83,431 decimal places, doubling the world record. According to a BBC News report, Haraguchi lost his place three hours into his first try and had to start over. Last year, he made it to about 54,000 decimal places but had to call it quits when the facility where the event was held closed its doors for the night."

Thanks to boing-boing


Blogger Saucy Monk said...

Ya, but has Akira ever attempted the Farthest Spagetti Nasal Ejection record?

Ya, I didn't think so.

9:27 a.m.  
Blogger Matthew Lie - Paehlke said...

why would you ask such a question saucy monk? very few people no about the significance of a confluence of these two records within the corporal matrix of a single record holder... i could have sworn i had completely cornered the market on dusty esoteric tomes... but perhaps...

6:42 p.m.  

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