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A Mile of Pi

Chris Higgins
YouTube / Numberphile
YouTube / Numberphile / YouTube / Numberphile

The YouTube channel Numberphile recently crossed the 1,000,000-subscriber mark. In an expression of joyous mathematical largesse, the team proceeded to print out the first million digits of Pi on a single piece of paper (!) and deploy that paper on a landing strip. The paper is just over a mile long, and the font is Helvetica Neue Courier New 8pt. In the video below, Matt Parker literally walks us through some of the most interesting regions of Pi. Have a look:

And here's the intense half-hour making-of video. At the beginning, you see Numberphile's Brady Haran opening his Gold Play Button, awarded by YouTube to channels passing the million-subscriber threshold. "It is...weighty."