Another reason to celebrate pie? Or pi? This from the American Pie Council (yes, I'm a member, are you?): the date March 14 (or
3.14) gives cause to celebrate pie, or rather Pi (Π), yet again. Used to denote the ratio of the
circumference of a circle to its diameter, Pi is the perfect symbol to
represent nice, big round pies of all
flavors. Given the width of a piping hot apple pie, one could use Pi,
figure out just how big the pie really is and how many friends it could
feed! In honor of this infinitely useful number, the APC has
released a few of its own fascinating pie facts to chew on:
1 in 5 – Number
of Americans who have eaten an entire pie by themselves.
90 percent –
Number of Americans who agree that a slice of pie represents one of the
pleasures in life.
231– Number of
varieties of Apple Pie.
6 million –
Number of American men ages 35-54 who have eaten the last piece of
1/3 – Number of
Americans who have eaten pie in bed.
27 percent –
Number of Americans who believes chocolate pie is the most romantic pie
share with someone special.
113 million – Number
of Americans who have eaten pie for breakfast.
-Number of Americans who identify Apple Pie as their favorite.
7 percent –
Number of Americans who have passed off a store-bought pie as homemade.