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Pi, nature and adventure: D.C.’s blogs

Good afternoon. Hope you had a great weekend and had a chance to enjoy the sunshine Sunday. We’ve got a wide variety of items from the D.C. area blogosphere. A little math, a little nature and some ad­ven­ture. Read on.

It’s March 14 – otherwise known as Pi Day. I don’t remember much about math class, but even I know pi. Surprising Science offers six ways to celebrate (and at least one involves pie.)

So whatever became of the “Real World” house in D.C.? The 42 tells us it’s going to become a museum. More details here.

From a D.C. Birding Blog – an early sign of spring? Skunk cabbage. And unfortunately, it is kind of stinky.

The life cycle of a pothole, explained in this handy two-minute video, courtesy of the good folks in Arlington and

Help Metro-Venture’s Em choose her next adventure. Em’s made it her goal to ride all the Metrobus and Metro routes around the D.C. area and is inviting you to help her choose her next stop .

And finally, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the Japanese quake and tsunami. With the death toll continuing to climb, I know local folks are probably interested in how they can help. All Life is Local offers some suggestions for folks who’d like to donate to victims of the Japanese quake and tsunami.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the day. Sounds like rain is in the forecast — possibly as soon as Tuesday afternoon, so you might want to grab an umbrella to be safe.

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.


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