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What is the Favorite Pie in Your State?

While apple pie is still king in America, look at the colorful graphic below to see the amazing variety. It may make you want to go on a cross-country sampling tour.

The graphic was created by fun-loving mathematicians for PI day. They celebrate the significance of the number π, based on the words “pi” and “pie.” ( It’s a homophone in English. ) They’re promoting science and math by creating this vivid infographic which we love. Apparently Pi Day began in San Francisco in 1988 with mathematicians, physicists and others marching around circular spaces, then consuming fruit pies. I’d like to see a video of that. (Oh, wait that was before YouTube immortalized every embarrassing moment.) The celebration evolved into other activities over the years, often including America’s favorite pastry. On March 12, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing March 14, 2009 as National Pi Day. (Who said Congress doesn’t get anything accomplished.)

We agree with the importance of science and math and love the important uses for it – such as determining the pie choices across the U.S. (Janeen, the great baker, please take note. We want samples!)

In honor of Pi Day, ThinkGeek.com asked Americans about their favorite slice of pie. Apple pie is still the most popular, but the regional favorites are wonderfully varied. Take a look at the map below to see where your state falls in the great pie debate.

For more information, visit www.thinkgeek.com Photo Pi Pies credit: Dennis Wilkenson https://www.flickr.com/photos/djwtwo/


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  • phoebe

    Is MN in there? In my humble opinion states could be represented by local produce in their pies. Minnesota: blueberry pie. Wisconsin could have Door County cherries they are known for. You should send this to the New York Times columnist who screwed up on Thanksgiving.

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