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

By Jason Priestas on March 14, 2014 at 8:03a
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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
Unky Buck's picture

#Swoon

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

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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

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

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GoBucks713's picture

Even Carl Sagan has a man crush on Aaron Craft

-The Aristocrats!

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Unky Buck's picture

This is awesome on so many levels.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

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dan_isaacs's picture

No turtleneck, I'm confused.

Dan Isaacs

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GoBucks713's picture

Better?

-The Aristocrats!

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gutterwaste's picture

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

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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!"

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NH-IO's picture

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

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unknownmusketeer's picture

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

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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.

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GoBucks713's picture

Math Haiku is Haiku-ey

-The Aristocrats!

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O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

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

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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.

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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.

"I spent 90 percent of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted." - George Best

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.

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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".....

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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NW Buckeye's picture

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

Horvath22's picture

I'm with you, Nm

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

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tracyre's picture

This kid is just a beast in life.

Seattle Linga's picture

Medical School is next

Mortc15's picture

With Pi Day coming up in 2 days, thought I'd bring this thread back up and for those that don't realize it, this year is special and only happens once a century (yes, I'm a science major with a background of some math and our math department has many events set up for this saturday)

3.1415 and if you go the hours, minutes, and seconds it would be at...

9:26 and 53 seconds in the morning (or evening I suppose) that Pi day would really be in full effect.

Just FYI, Craft still knows many more digits of Pi than are able to be calculated by a day of the century and time of that day.

Buck-I4Life