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I'm pretty sure the second point is an urban legend. Researcher 01:49, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
- I think it's true: http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Indiana-Pi-Bill
- A crank mathematician named Edward Goodwin developed an erroneous proof that used various non-Pi values for Pi, and tried to get said proof included in the state educational curriculum. Stu the Foo' 01:55, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
- It wasn't to establish a value of pi, it was a method for squaring a circle (known to be impossible) that at one point assumed pi to be 3.2 as a consequence of several measurements. He was giving it to Indiana for free but everyone else was going to have to pay him royalties. Fortunately, even though it passed the house, two university maths professors managed to convince enough senators to halt the bill indefinitely. - π 02:02, 7 October 2009 (UTC)