It's a good question and it shows a inquisitive and logical mind that you thought of it.

So bear that in mind when I point out what is wrong with this.

1) When people informally say "\pi's decimal expansion is infinite, and given infinite options all possibilities must occur so every possible possible string of digits must occur in pi" they mean all *finite* possible strings occur. To fit an infinite string in, such infinite strings never end and thus you can only put in the strings that happen to be pi with some front end cut off. It just doesn't make sense for the reasons you think it wouldn't. There's no fancy mind numbing strange counterintuitive cardinality thinky explanation to make it work.

2) We strongly suspect pi is "normal" meaning that its digits (in any base) will each occur infinitely often. That is that the digits occur with "normal" frequency and distribution. We don't actually know if pi *is* normal.

If pi is normal, then, statistically, all finite strings of digits must occur *eventually*. If pi isn't normal than that needn't be the case.

3) You are probably aware of two cardinalities of infinity. There is "countably" infinite which means an infinite set can be indexed and "counted" or, in other words there is a one-to-one corespondence between the infinite set and the Natural numbers. The digits of pi are, because the are in order of place value countably infinite.

Then there is "bigger" uncountable infinity. The real numbers for instance are uncountable.

The set of all infinite countable strings of digits is uncountable. But set of all finite strings is countable. The set of strings within pi (even the infinite ones) is countable. So there are "more" infinite strings then can possibly be in pi.

Maybe that was more than you needed.

4) The sum of 1+2+3 +... = -1/12 is kind of a misstatement. 1+2+3+ ... diverges and has no sum as is intuitively obvious. Some infinite sums converge such as 1 + 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + ..... = 2, and do have sums but those that diverge to not. There is a function called the "zeta function" (you can google it) that evaluates characteristics of infinite sums. *If* the infinite sum converges then the zeta function will result in the sum. This is a coresponding overlap. The zeta function is *not* the sum but something that coincides when there is a sum. If the infinite sum does not converge the zeta function still returns a result but it isn't the sum. The zeta function evaluating the sum 1+2+3+... results in -1/12. But that isn't the same thing as the sum being -1/12 which is obviously absurd. (Clearly each partial sum is positive... and bigger than the previous one...)