CALDWELL - Each year on March 14 - or 3.14 - people around the world celebrate circles, or at least the relationship of a circle's circumference to its diameter.
On Pi Day 2018, the College of Idaho commemorated the numeric oddity by rounding up a world record.
It's just after noon at the College of Idaho in Caldwell and the Math Club has called a meeting inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center.
It's not necessarily a meeting of the minds but more of just bodies.
Natasha Dacic, the club president, has organized a rather unique celebration of the foundation of geometry. She wants the Coyote community to hold the record for the longest human representation of pi.
One year ago, a small town in Italy set the record at 520 decimal places.
"Then we saw it and we were like, 'Alright, we're going to beat it,'" Natasha explained.
So, on this 30th anniversary of Pi Day, Natasha reached out beyond her circle of friends, asking fellow students, staff, and faculty, including current and future school presidents, to grab a T-shirt and get in a line, of sorts, to help set a world record - based on circles - in the middle of a rectangular room.
It starts with Les Tanner, number one in line and wearing the number three on his tye-dyed t-shirt.
Les can recite pi to 21 decimal places.
The 521st person in line, the record breaker, is Chris Durand, whose wife works at the college.
"This is pretty good, yeah," said Chris, tugging on his shirt marked with a number three. "This is the record, yup."
The line concludes with number 600. And all that's needed is a picture to prove it.
College of Idaho Pi Day record
"So, I want everyone to pick up their stuff and just take 10 steps forward," directs Natasha, getting the group in place for an official photograph.
Pi is a mathematical constant but these people only needed to be in place for 60 seconds to secure their place in the record books.
"We did it, we did it!" Natasha exclaimed. "The C of I community did it!"
So, now what?
"Now we go back to classes," Natasha laughed. "It's over."
There's a lot of specific criteria the group had to satisfy in order for the achievement to be recognized with the Guinness Book of World Records. So now the College of Idaho will have to wait about 12 weeks to hear if they, indeed, have the new record for human representation of Pi.