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Founded by David McCandless, author of two bestselling infographics books, Information is Beautiful is dedicated to helping you make clearer, more informed decisions about the world. All our visualizations are based on facts and data: constantly updated, revised and revisioned.
The Pi-Search Page: The Pi Searcher lets you search for any string of digits (up to 120 of them) in the first 200 million digits of Pi. You can also show any substring of Pi. In 1996, Arthur Bebak of the now-defunct Netsurfer Digest jokingly suggested the idea. I put the site online, linked from the also now-defunct Useless Web Pages Pages. The original suggestion was to find your birthday in Pi, but things got out of hand. The original pi searcher featured 1.25 million digits. It was upgraded in 1998 to 50 million, in 2001 to 100 million, and in 2005, to 200 million digits to keep up with the times. The Pi Searcher has proven both exceptionally useless (see the comments below) and occasionally useful to math & early science classes.
Lateral Thinking Puzzles are a way of solving problems using indirect and creative approach via reasoning that is not immediately obvious and they require you to pay close attention to the exact wording of the problem.
The Online Panchang generates panchang, festival and vrat dates for most cities except for those cities at higher latitude where sun is always visible during some part of the year. This site supports more than 1,00,000+ cities across the globe. All festivals and vrats are listed based on location. The Daylight Saving Timings (DST) has been adjusted for all cities. All calculations are based on Drik Ganita i.e. on precise calculations of planetary positions. This site doesn’t support panchang based on Surya Siddhanta, except Tamil Panchangam and Bengali Panjika, as calculations based on Surya Siddhanta don’t give precise planetary positions which results in erroneous moments.
Sanskrit Document Collection is a compilation of Sanskrit Documents displayed in Devanagari, other Indian language scripts, and IAST transliteration format. The choice of script can also be changed.
Dassana’s Veg Recipies – A huge collection of veg recipes, started in 2009, it keeps a log in the form of an online journal of her family recipes. It has become one of the country’s most popular food blog.