Monday, 12 March 2018

Watch As This Mathematician Does The Seemingly Impossible

quote [ Can you pass a circular disk through a slightly smaller square hole?
Instinct tells you no. But you haven’t seen this latest video from Numberphile, in which Standford University’s Tadashi Tokieda demonstrates that, by folding a sheet of paper in just the right way, a round peg really can go in a square hole. ]

This is kind of pointless fun, a bit of a brain teaser.

A bunch of other Numberphile vids: https://www.youtube.com/user/numberphile/videos



#quickie
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[by HoZay@5:52amGMT]

Comments

Hugh E. said @ 4:38pm GMT on 12th Mar [Score:1 Underrated]
A Straightening In Space, by Angled Line Melee.
Franger Sanger said @ 9:45am GMT on 13th Mar
A classic, right up there with Knot Lie's Servant of the Squares.
Franger Sanger said @ 10:00am GMT on 13th Mar
Though maybe it stole some 2D inspiration from Roundworld by Wot, Bend a Bit?
blacksun said @ 9:44pm GMT on 12th Mar [Score:1 Hot Pr0n]
Watch me stick it in. Now I pull it out a little. Now stick it all the way in. See, I told you it would fit. You didn't think it was possible, but I stuck it right in there.
Bruceski said @ 4:24pm GMT on 12th Mar
Clever. I really like Numberphile's stuff.
hellboy said[1] @ 12:30pm GMT on 13th Mar [Score:1 Funny]
5th Earth said @ 10:22am GMT on 13th Mar
Reminds me a bit of the trick where you cut a hole in an index card big enough to put your whole body through.
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:40pm GMT on 13th Mar [Score:1 Underrated]
I thought that sentence was going to end differently.
Hugh E. said @ 3:11am GMT on 14th Mar
Reminds me a bit of the trick where you cut a hole in an index card big enough to put your whole bodyself through. I need not say more.
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machpi said[1] @ 12:07am GMT on 14th Mar
(ahem) Standford, my alma madter

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