No, that's not a euphemism for anything. Buffon's Needle is an 18th-century experiment in probability mathematics and geometry that can be used as a way to calculate pi through random sampling. This WikiHow posting explains how you can recreate Buffon's Needle at home, by playing with your food.

3 Responses to “Celebrate "Pi Day" by throwing hot dogs down a hallway”

  1. robgarcia says:

    I’ll admit it.  The first thing I thought of is Family Guy.

  2. s2redux says:

    Thanks for the link to Buffon’s Needle. When I posted this method here a few months ago (albeit with toothpicks), I didn’t know it had a name; now I do. Yay! for today.

  3. millie fink says:

    First thing I thought of was the Hipster Grifter. I remember it being reported as a pickup line of hers. Wonder what happened to her (I know, Google is my bestie).

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