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At this Web site you can enter your Social Security Number (or telephone number, etc.) and discover if it appears among the first 1.25 million digits of pi.

Perhaps when God was designing the Universe and was contemplating what the value of pi should be, he put your number somewhere in this transcendental number!

(Anonymous; New Scientist, p. 64, January 4, 1997.)

Comment. Of course, pi has as many digits as you care to compute (at least we think it does!) If your number is not among the first 1.25 million digits, it will certainly appear somewhere later. It's just that you are not first in line!

From Science Frontiers #110, MAR-APR 1997. 1997-2000 William R. Corliss