Google Doodle Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Pi(e) Day

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Pi Day Google Doodle

The search engine enlisted the help of a famed baker to mark the mathematical holiday.

Today's Google Doodle commemorates the 30th anniversary of the first official Pi Day. Of course, March 14 hasn't only been around for 30 years, but the date became known for a celebration of both pi the mathematical constant (which first three digits 3.14 looks like 3/14) and pies of all sorts -- particularly on Google, apple pie.

Whether you're celebrating math or food (or both) today, the Pi Day Doodle will probably get your mouth watering more than it will get your brain working. To celebrate the once-a-year occasion, Google is treating users with a look at a salted caramel apple pie recipe by baker Dominique Ansel, aka the inventor of the cronut.

Pi Day was first celebrated by physicist Larry Shaw in 1988 and was officially recognized by the US House of Representatives in 2009. Each year, fans of both pi and pie come together to show appreciation for the number and its appetizing name. Find out more about Pi Day here.

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