Here's a weird little corner of the internet for you to devour. YouTube user Crysknife007 is well-known for hours-long sci-fi marathons of idling starship engines or the silent ambience of Rick Deckard's apartment. But this time, we get our favorite numbers-addicted Muppet counting Pi up to 10,000 decimal places.

I've written about Crysknife007 before as his ambient sci-fi soundtracks are basically the best thing ever for productive white noise/sleep aid. I can't recommend them highly enough. This is a charming addition to Crysknife's relentless repertoire, and one that would seem to require a level of tediousness that can hardly be fathomed. But with every. single. number. being punctuated by a hearty eastern European "HA-HA-HA," your mind begins to feel like it's melting after about three minutes. Give it a listen, won't you?

## DISCUSSION

Fun fact: some people have proposed the idea that the creator of the universe left messages for us buried deep with Pi; if you carry it out to a zillion places you'll find digit strings that represent characters or images or something with meaning. In fact Pi is an irrational number (can't be expressed exactly as the ratio of two integers), and is also a transcendental number (can't be computed exactly by a finite number of algebraic operations). It is thought to be, but is not proven to be, a normal number with an equal likelihood of any digit appearing in it. If in fact that is the case, then you could find any message whatsoever in Pi if you look long enough.

You can search for specific character strings here*: Pi Search For example, the classical name of god "YHWH" occurs some two billion digits in.

*they compute Pi in base-26, assigning each digit to a letter.