If You Read Pi Long Enough, You'll Find Hamlet

By Brian Barrett on at

It's Pi Day (if you adhere to the US calendar system at least)! Which, okay, whatever, if you were really hardcore about celebrating you'd figure out what nanosecond corresponds to 3.14159 or whatever and pop the Moet then, but you didn't and you won't so whatever, right? But! that doesn't mean we can't still have some fun with the nerdiest holiday in the land, thanks to YouTube mathemagician Vihart.

The video below is very mathsy, but the bottom line: because pi keeps going and going foreverish, eventually you'll run across a string of numbers that correspond with a Shakespeare play. It's the ol' infinite monkeys at infinite typewriters shtick, except without all the infinite monkey poo to clean up afterwards. [YouTube]