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Social media celebrates Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! Every year on March 14, people around the world celebrate Pi, the mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. That number, represented by the Greek letter "π," starts with 3.14159, with more digits stretching on infinitely.

Coincidentally, Pi Day shares the same date as Albert Einstein's birthday. This makes March 14 a one-of-a-kind day for math fans, as well as those who just happen to like pie.

On social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, users channeled their inner mathematicians and had some tongue-in-cheek fun with the date.

Everyone from world-renowned scientists to Google to NASA gave a shout-out to Pi.

Unsurprisingly, a lot of users on photo-sharing app Instagram, decided to send out lots of images of tasty looking pies.

Happy #PiDay

A photo posted by SportsNation (@sportsnation) on

Happy #piday #314

A photo posted by pickingpetunia (@pickingpetunia) on

On Facebook, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology honored both Einstein and the numerical constant.

Happy birthday, Albert Einstein! We got you a special gift this year: The first direct detection of gravitational waves 〰️〰️〰️ via GIPHY.

Posted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy #PiDay!! Can you beat these MIT students in a π challenge?Video: Jenny Li Fowler/MIT

Posted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Monday, March 14, 2016

Even the Nobel Prize committee commemorated the day, with a Facebook message posted at the moment of peak Pi, precisely 1:59 p.m.

It’s March 14 (3.14) – Happy ‘Pi day’! #π Today’s date resembles 3.14159, the common approximation of the mathematical...

Posted by Nobel Prize on Monday, March 14, 2016
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