So far for Pi Day we’ve posted a T-Shirt and a Silk Tie. Both are cool, but the Pi symbol on each is very big and bold. Those are fine if you’re assertive and proud of your geekiness, but if you’re a bit shy, you might prefer something more reserved such as these Pi Symbol Silver Cufflinks. This way you can wear something Pi (to keep from getting pinched by other geeks on March 14), but they won’t be noticed by everyone. Of course, everyone will be wondering why you showed up in a dress shirt with French cuffs instead of your usual t-shirt.
According to the site selling these Pi Silver Cufflinks, they are feature an “exquisitely detailed designer style,” without offering any other details. I guess the picture is information enough, so I’ll use this space to give some history on Pi Day from Wikipedia.
Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.
The earliest known official or large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium, where Shaw worked as a physicist, with staff and public marching around one of its circular spaces, then consuming fruit pies. The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations.