Just last night I had the pleasure of seeing Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy fame. Before the show had started, I was looking up the U.S. and Earth Populations for trivia’s sake, and my friend noticed that the Earth’s population was approaching 314,159,265, at a rate of 13 people per second.
This morning I decided to whip up a Sinatra app that computes the amount of time until this moment occurs, it is right here http://pop-pi.herokuapp.com. Right now, as I am writing this, there is 1 hour and 45 minutes left.
Before lunch today, there will be 108π people in the United States. There is of course no significance to this, it’s just pattern my brain won’t let me ignore.