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    Re: Pi Party coming up
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2010 Mar 16, 09:41 -0700

    Al, you wrote:
    "Frank, do you think that the location was intentionally placed or is it just happenstance?"

    Definitely intentional. George III was a genius! :-)

    Alas, no. It would make a terrific conspiracy theory though, wouldn't it? I can picture the movie version even now... Nicholas Cage could star in it, and we could call it "National Treasure 3: Treasure in the UK". We'll make millions.

    The longitude only works out to pi/10 because I moved the pushpin in Google Maps a few feet until those exact numbers came up. Since Greenwich longitudes weren't measured, or at least weren't considered any sort of "standard longitude" until after that observatory was built, we would require some time travellers to make this conspiracy work. Also, these are modern WGS84 longitudes. If we adjust so that the meridian line at Greenwich is back to zero where it's supposed to be, then the pi/10 meridian ends up a few hundred feet further west.

    -FER

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