Circles and PiPi Movies

We could even convert an entire book, like Harry Potter, into a very long string of digits (a = 01, b = 02, and so on). If Pi is normal, this string will appear somewhere in its digits – but it would take millions of years to calculate enough digits to find it.

Pi is easy to understand, but of fundamental importance in science and mathematics. That might be a reason why Pi has become unusually popular in our culture (at least, compared to other topics of mathematics):

Pi is the secret combination for the tablet in “Night at the Museum 2”.

Professor Frink (“Simpsons”) silences a room of scientists by saying that Pi equals 3.

Spock (“Star Trek”) disables an evil computer by asking it to calculate the last digit of Pi.