## Thursday, July 10th — The “Feynman Point”

### July 10, 2008

**Today I Learned…**

…about the “Feynman Point.” The Feynman Point is a series of six consecutive 9’s starting at the 762nd decimal place of **pi**. World-renowned physics professor **Richard Feynman** would quip about this statistical oddity in his lectures, saying that he’d love to memorize pi up to that point so he could recite it and then finish with “…nine nine nine nine nine nine and so on,” thus implying that the trancendental number pi finished in a string of infinitely many nines, which would make it a rational number.

*Further Reading…*

- The Feynman Point (Wikipedia)
- Richard Feynman (Wikipedia)
- transcendental numbers (MathWorld)

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July 12, 2008 at 12:30 am

This is in fact a legitimate reason to continue memorizing… 652 to go

August 12, 2008 at 5:00 am

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