Philology is a tongue twister of a word that basically describes the study of a language’s history, and it’s an area you can earn your doctorate in. Piphilologists are pi lovers who use language as a memorization tool to help them recount and recite an ungodly amount of π’s digits, but unfortunately, you can’t major in it in college, no matter how much you love pi.
Piphilology has helped people from all over the world memorize tens of thousands of pi’s decimal places. According to the Pi World Ranking List, Suresh Kumar Sharma of India snagged the world record by reciting 70,030 digits in 17 hours and 14 minutes. The unofficial world record belongs to former Japanese engineer Akira Haraguchi, who recited 100,000 digits over 16 hours.