Flavorful or Flop? Meteorologist Puts Pie Making to the Test on Live TV

Posted at 3:09 AM, Mar 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-15 09:50:08-04

Friday, March 14, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 15, 2014) – National Pi Day was observed Friday, March 15th, and while many marked the mathematical holiday in classrooms, others like FOX 17 Chief Meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg decided to hit the kitchen instead.

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant.  It has been observed in many ways, including eating pie, throwing pies, and discussing the significance of the number π. Some schools hold competitions as to which student can recall Pi to the highest number of decimal places.

While Rick Mecklenburg may know a thing or two about mathematics, he chose the art of devising a pie at Sweetie-Licious Bakery at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids to mark the day.