3.14159 -- Petsi Pies in Somerville Celebrates Pi Day with a Challenge

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Somerville and Cambridge residents, students and math lovers gather at Petsi Pies for the 7th annual Pi Day Challenge.

Petsi Pies, a bakery specializing in pie makes a large variety of freshly baked fruit, nut, cream pies and savory tarts on the border of the Cambridge Somerville line and is hosting their 7th annual Pi day challenge.

The highlight of our Pi Day event is a competitive recitation of the numerous digits of Pi.
At 1:59, the Pi minute, customers will be able to win prizes based on how many digits of Pi they can recite.

Pi, the number that expresses the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, was first calculated in ancient times. Though it's a number with no endpoint, its digits start with 3.14159. Thus, March 14, or 3/14, and Pi minute at 1:59. Last year a 9 year old Winchester, MA resident, enthusiastically recited more than 300 digits.

Owner Renee McLeod holds this event every year and her staff bakes hundreds of extra pecan, apple and mixed berry (the three favorite flavors) pies to pass out as prizes to the students, math lovers and pie fans who travel from all parts of the greater Boston area to participate in this fun tradition.

Petsi Pies is an award winning bakery whose mission is to spread love through pie.
All their products are baked from scratch daily using the finest ingredients available. Petsi Pies has 2 locations 285 Beacon St. in Somerville, MA and 31 Putnam Ave. in Cambridge, MA.


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