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| Original YTMND:|
|November 11, 2005|
- This page is about the fad that uses the audio of Hard n' Phirm's 'Pi'. If you were looking for the fad that uses the video, see Kids go crazy for....
3.141592653589793... is a YTMND that pays tribute to Hard n' Phirm's song Pi, where over 190 decimals of numerical pi are performed. The audio for the site isn't taken directly from the song; Instead, the sections of the song that recite the The image for the site is the Pi symbol overlayed with the first 521 digits of the number pi (much more than the 190 in the song).
The symbol π refers to number that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter. Because the number pi is an irrational number, it can not be exactly represented as a fraction. It follows that when pi represented as a decimal number, the decimal places will never terminate or repeat. Pi is often approximated as 3.14, but the decimals go on infinitely--hence the absurdity of enumerating the number pi verbally.
Spinoffs of this fad often involve mathematical curiosities (irrational numbers or otherwise) with the decimals overlayed onto the symbol (often in green): for example, e, i, √2, and Euler's formula.
As of June 6, 2012, the original YTMND is currently the 29th most favorited, the 17th most voted on, and the 8th most viewed site on YTMND. The views for the original site go up significantly on March fourteenth, aka 3/14, aka Pi Day.