Recite Pi

Gaurav Rajav, a 15-year old Virginia high school student, recited 8,784 digits of Pi — the non-repeating and non-terminating decimal — likely placing him among the top Pi-reciters in the world. He had hoped to recite 10,790 digits and set a record in the United States and North America. He says, "I'm kind of disappointed, but I guess I did OK."

Hiroyuki Goto is the current world record holder for the most digits of Pi (3.14...) memorized. He spent nine hours and recited 42,000+ digits correctly in 1995.
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