Happy Pi or π Day on 3/14 or 14/3/14 . Pi = 3.14 etc, etc.
“Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in the U.S. month/day date format), since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.
In the year 2015, Pi Day will have special significance on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m. and p.m., with the date and time representing the first 10 digits of pi.
Pi Approximation Day is observed on July 22 (or 22/7 in the day/month date format), since the fraction 22⁄7 is a common approximation of π.”
In recent posts, I have observed the similarity between the lost Malaysian Plane and the TV series ‘LOST’. But there is another movie which resonates strongly with the missing plane ( and Pi ).
“Lost Horizon” was the 1937 film which told the story of a group of airline passengers whose airplane is hi-jacked and ends up crashing in the Himalayas. The passengers survive and are rescued, and are taken to a secret and mysterious place known as Shangri-La, where the lands are verdant and no one seems to get old and everyone is in perfect health. In effect a ‘Lost Plane’ .
From Wikipedia :
“Before returning to England to become the new Foreign Secretary, writer, soldier and diplomat Robert Conway (Ronald Colman) has one last task in 1935 China: to rescue 90 Westerners in the city of Baskul. He flies out with the last few evacuees, just ahead of armed revolutionaries.
Unbeknownst to the passengers, the pilot has been replaced and their aircraft hijacked. It eventually runs out of fuel and crashes deep in the Himalayan Mountains, killing their abductor. The group is rescued by Chang (H.B. Warner) and his men and taken to Shangri-La, an idyllic valley sheltered from the bitter cold. The contented inhabitants are led by the mysterious High Lama (Sam Jaffe).
Initially anxious to return to civilization, most of the newcomers grow to love Shangri-La, including paleontologist Alexander Lovett (Edward Everett Horton), swindler Henry Barnard (Thomas Mitchell) and bitter, terminally ill Gloria Stone (Isabel Jewell), who miraculously seems to be recovering. Conway is particularly enchanted, especially when he meets Sondra (Jane Wyatt), who has grown up in Shangri-La. However, Conway’s younger brother George (John Howard), and Maria (Margo), another beautiful young woman they find there, are determined to leave.”
As it’s Pi Day, I can’t help but notice the ‘π H’ in ‘Horizon’ in the poster for the movie.
In 1973, a film musical version of ‘Lost Horizon’ was produced . Below is the first video that came up from my Google search – “The World Is A Circle”.
And nobody knows where it really ends”
Happy Pi Day. The Circle of Life – it never ends and it’s irrational.