Krulwich is our go-to guy on a certain kind of day. A day when important scientific ideas might otherwise put us to sleep, and just need a fresh approach to get our attention. Today is one of those days, and the pied piper of fun science delivers a short and sweet one:
…Here’s the pie version of Pi, the down, dirty and baked goods approach, illustrated by Brady Haran, a video journalist who loves numbers. He’s in an ordinary parking lot. He unpacks an enormous number of identical, small pies — I can’t tell what kind of pies, they look like a dense jam, maybe apple? Prune? But these aren’t for eating, they’re for counting … and the math works out … almost perfectly.