Pie-eating contestants prepare to eat four pounds of whipped cream

Chicagoans Celebrate Pi with Pie

By Jessica Nieberg
Medill Reports

While March 14 can be celebrated by playing math and science activities, it is not because it’s Einstein’s birthday. March 14 was also Pi Day — 3.14 as 3/14 — and while intellectual games are encouraged, the day is often honored with one of America’s favorite desserts.

And one local bar held a pie-eating contest to celebrate.

PHOTO AT TOP: The five contestants in the men’s competition prepare to eat four pounds of whipped cream. (Jessica Nieberg/MEDILL)