Happy Pi Day, Here's Video of Aaron Craft Reciting 62 Digits

By Jason Priestas on March 14, 2014 at 8:03a
31 Comments

Today, of course, is Pi Day, celebrated every March 14, and this is a video of Ohio State guard Aaron Craft reciting the famous constant, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, out to 62 digits (63, if you count the freebie before the decimal).

Pi, or π to those of you that are hip, goes on forever, and has been calculated to over one trillion digits, which surely pleases Mark Titus.

The video is part of a long, wet kiss goodbye from the university to Craft as he plays his final games as a Buckeye. There's also this amazing timeline—which, can we just move the guy into the governor's mansion, already?

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ogama843's picture

Craft is my kind of nerd.

Holy Buckeye!

+3 HS
AndyVance's picture

Of course there's a video of Aaron Craft reciting Pi digits to darn near infinity. Tiger Beat's man of the year ;)

+2 HS
SweetBabyJames's picture

if you take out the period....thats about how many steals he's had the last 4 years...

+7 HS
jeremytwoface's picture

#SWOON #ManCrush #WhyAmIUsingHashtags

The first man gets the Oyster, the second man gets the shell.

+5 HS
GoBucks713's picture

Even Carl Sagan has a man crush on Aaron Craft

-The Aristocrats!

+8 HS
Unky Buck's picture

This is awesome on so many levels.

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+2 HS
dan_isaacs's picture

No turtleneck, I'm confused.

Dan Isaacs

+2 HS
GoBucks713's picture

Better?

-The Aristocrats!

+3 HS
gutterwaste's picture

Yeah, but can he recite it WHILE solving a Rubik's cube?

+3 HS
AndyVance's picture

Yeah, but can he recite it WHILE solving a Rubik's cube?

Yes. I mean, of course he can - he's the Rosy-cheeked Avenger!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I love Craft, but I gotta be a curmudgeon here. What is the point in memorizing all those digits? Pi does not have a discernible pattern (it's effectively a list of random-like numbers). Wouldn't Craft be better served by memorizing trivia answers so that he can clean up on Celebrity Jeopardy?

Of course, I can't even remember what I ate for breakfast, so I'm probably just jealous.

-2 HS
Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Founders Curmudgeon is a good beer.

 

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

+2 HS
NH-IO's picture

That's extremely accurate.  I don't think you even have to check that.

+1 HS
unknownmusketeer's picture

He is preparing for when the Jeopardy answer is, "The sixtieth digit of pi."

+1 HS
Squirrel Master's picture

memorizing digits of Pi is a mathematical thing. It impresses them and its like some kind of skill.

Ever hear of this guy, he's considered a god!

 

FYI, I know only 4. I get to 3.1415 before I can't remember more.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

dan_isaacs's picture

It's just a feat of memory.  It says on the timeline that he did so to beat a record some other kid at his high school had.  Which is a noble goal. :)

Dan Isaacs

Hovenaut's picture

My abacus lies broken, I sit shamefully.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

+6 HS
GoBucks713's picture

Math Haiku is Haiku-ey

-The Aristocrats!

+3 HS
O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

AC needs his own tv show...Big Bang Theory Cbus

-1 HS
brandonbauer87's picture

After lunch his solve world hunger. Stay tuned. 

Son of Sevenless's picture

Wonder if he ever tried dropping all 62 digits on a girl at the bar.

+2 HS
Ethos's picture

I had a friend in college when she was asked for her number she'd drop 7 digits from pi starting at the 5th decimal place.

"What do you need water for, Sunshine?!" - Coach Coombs, if you don't love this man, you have no soul.

cronimi's picture

That timeline is great, but it has no mention of Knoxville barbeques. That may have been the most pivotal moment in his OSU career -- but for Bruce Almighty's NCAA infraction, AC may never have stepped onto the court at the Schott.

+2 HS
Shayla39's picture

He is sooooooooooooo dreamy!

nm_buck's picture

Awesome.  Now let's use that accuracy to calculate the proper arc from a radius of 20' 9".....

+3 HS
NW Buckeye's picture

Damn, I thought it was Pie Day!  Imagine all the embellishments we could have with that!!

hetuck's picture

I chuckled when Dakisch said, "That's great, but how about hitting a jump shot?" If espn asked any other college player today what is pi, the answer would have been "Uh, cherry?"

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

+2 HS
tracyre's picture

This kid is just a beast in life.

Seattle Linga's picture

Medical School is next