I was teaching about e to a couple of undergrad students , used these facts to make the class more lively.

e : In contemporary internet culture, individuals and organizations frequently pay homage to the number e.

For example, in the IPO filing for Google, in 2004, rather than a typical round-number amount of money, the company announced its intention to raise $2,718,281,828, which is e billion dollars to the nearest dollar.

Google was also responsible for a mysterious billboard[11] that appeared in the heart of Silicon Valley, and later in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Seattle, Washington; and Austin, Texas. It read {first 10-digit prime found in consecutive digits of e}.com. Solving this problem and visiting the advertised web site led to an even more difficult problem to solve, which in turn leads to Google Labs where the visitor is invited to submit a resume.[12] The first 10-digit prime in e is 7427466391, which starts at the 101st digit.[13] (A random stream of digits has a 98.4% chance of starting a 10-digit prime sooner.)

In another instance, the eminent computer scientist Donald Knuth let the version numbers of his program METAFONT approach e. The versions are 2, 2.7, 2.71, 2.718, and so forth.

The discussion turned out to be more lively than expected as some

zillion little things came up in the class about the number "e",

ranging from sociology, to math, to nature..