A 60-year-old man from Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, recited pi to 100,000 decimal places early Wednesday, smashing the world record.
It took clinical psychologist Akira Haraguchi–who also held the previous record–more than 16 hours to achieve the feat, which ended with the number 6.
The previous record-holder seems also to be Japanese. What’s up with that, James?
(Also, gotta love the Times’ headline: Rice balls power pi record.)