Anybody wondered why it is so? Then, check this paper to draw your own conclusions. The paper can be found on VIXRA under the geometry section and the paper number is 1308.0126"

Wow! I don't know if he's correct or not but it did bring me up against a strong belief. Area of a circle = π r^2. Period! As much as I question and explore many things - it's helpful to realize that the standard formulas in maths are things that I view as truths. So thanks.

What the hell? This guy writes all this crap just to prove that PI is not the REAL constant... its 2 PI !

Exactly, Saiko. The strange things we accept as truths and never really truly explore but just take for granted.