Californian Supreme Court judges today upheld a constitutional amendment enshrining the value of Pi as 3.1415926535(etc etc etc). The amendment, known as Preparation H, was supported by a majority of Californian voters at a referendum last year.
The decision enraged Pi=3.2 activists, however they did score a small victory today when the Court ruled that Preparation H did not apply to any calculation in which the equals sign had been struck before November 3, 2008.
"Australia's hatred of the Indian mynah bird ignited this week, with local councils drawing up plans for community cullings to combat the pest."
As Australia mourns the passing of Bud Tingwell - who has, indeed, been granted a state funeral next Wednesday - let us cast our minds back to the 1953 war drama "The Desert Rats", in which Tingwell played a minor role. Field Marshall Rommel was played in the same film by James Mason. Today, May 15, is the 100th anniversary of his birth.