If you find it difficult to remember big numbers in English, listen to this song and sing along!
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As you might recall from math class, pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. This irrational number—approximately 3.14159—shows up quite frequently in many mathematical applications, including geometry and trigonometry.
The first attempts to calculate pi can be traced back to ancient Babylonians, who calculated the area of a circle as three times the square of its radius, making the value of pi equal to 3. One Babylonian tablet indicated they got as close as 3.125 and later calculations by the ancient Egyptians (ca. 1650 BC) approximated pi as 3.1605.
The number today is celebrated around the world on March 14, which when written out numerically is 3.14.
On YouTube, Michael Blake decided to pay tribute to Pi. By assigning a number to each musical note, he was able to create a composition by playing out the digits of pi. View the video of his piece below.
In a song or a poem, authors often change the grammar a little, so as to have a better rhyme or the correct rythme. In this song, we should read “it doesn’t sound the same” and “I should have given you”.
At the Grammy Awards ceremony, several artists paid tribute to the “Black Lives Matter” movement, which honours the memory of young Black men who were killed in the past months or year. Here is a short mashup of these tributes :
Pharrell Williams’s song “Happy”, which won three awards, was sung to a background of young Black men wearing hoodies, like 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was killed as he was peacefully walking near his sister’s home after buying candy and soda. Trayvon’s killer was not convicted. A “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” demonstration was done during his performance. Williams thus payed homage to late 18-year old, unarmed Michael Brown who was shot by the police in August 2014.
Beyonce sang the gospel song “Precious Lord Take My Hand” to a backing choir of Black men in white suits, their hands up in the same homage gesture.
Prince made a statement, saying “albums matter, like books and Black lives matter”, refering to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Pharell William’s video got a Grammy award yesterday… Here is yet another version of his world famous video, but this time it is different… It has been made by people at Deaf Camp (in Camp Mark 7) in American Sign Language.
In this song, Meghan Trainor tell us that being plump and having curves is a good thing! Let’s learn to love ourselves, whatever the size…
The lyrics are easy, you can sing along!
“For once in my life I have someone who needs me
Someone I’ve needed so long
For once, unafraid, I can go where life leads me
And somehow I know I’ll be strong
For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of
Long before I knew
Someone warm like you
Would make my dreams come true
For once in my life I won’t let sorrow hurt me
Not like it’s hurt me before
For once, I have something I know won’t desert me
I’m not alone anymore
For once, I can say, this is mine, you can’t take it
As long as I know I have love, I can make it
For once in my life, I have someone who needs me ”
This song was recorded by a charity to fight the Ebola disease in Africa.