Have you ever seen or heard of someone who has memorized a lot of digits of \(\pi\)? Have you ever tried doing that in your life?
Whatever your answers are, there is another question that is related to all of this: why on earth would anyone want to do that? What is the motivation behind it?
I have a good answer for that.
The Feynman Point.
What? I know most of you are now scratching your head. Well, stop scratching and take a look at what Wikipedia has to say about this:
The Feynman point is a sequence of six \(9\)'s that begins at the \(762\)nd decimal place of the decimal representation of \(\pi\). It is named after physicist Richard Feynman, who once stated during a lecture he would like to memorize the digits of \(\pi\) until that point, so he could recite them and quip "nine nine nine nine nine nine and so on", suggesting, in a tongue-in-cheek manner, that \(\pi\) is rational.
I can't speak for anyone else, but to me, that is one of the coolest [if not the coolest] motivations behind memorizing the digits of \(\pi\).
So, if you're interested, take out a list containing the first thousand digts of \(\pi\) and start memorizing!
Last but not the least, whenever I write something about the digits of \(\pi\), I can never resist putting this comic in it. It's funny because it's true!
The comic was taken from here.