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People Think It’s an Interesting Coincidence That Stephen Hawking Died on Pi Day

Stephen Hawking was #OldSchoolCool. He would pass away on #PiDay.
Written by Jimmy Rustling


Some people on the internet think Stephen Hawking couldn’t have calculated a better day to die.

The 76-year-old theoretical physicist, one of science’s most famous luminaries died on March 14, also known as National Pi Day — an annual day for scientists and mathematicians around the world to celebrate the value of pi that even includes deals on pizzas and actual pies. Suffice it to say that the noteworthy coincidence was not lost on the internet.

The date of Hawking’s death — 3/14 — is significant because 3.14 are the first three digits of pi, a bedrock of geometry. Specifically, it’s the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Naturally, the fact that science’s big celebration overlapped with the day the life of the party left us is making people geek out about the details.

Stephen Hawking was #OldSchoolCool. He would pass away on #PiDay.

Arturas Kerelis:  Stephen Hawking was #OldSchoolCool. He would pass away on #PiDay.




People also remembered the way pop culture toasted Hawking, from his Star Trekcameo to his historic moments on The Simpsons ………..




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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.