You have much to learn, dear reader. Settle in — it's arts and crafts time. Let math-craft-wunderkind Vi Hart expand your mind with this captivating tutorial on snowflakes, starflakes, and swirlflakes.
Last week, YouTube's resident mathematical mind-blower, Vi Hart, introduced many of us to the topological wonder that is the hexaflexagon. If you haven't seen it yet, get your life in order and go check it out. In fact, even if you have seen it, go ahead and watch it again. Then reconvene with us here for round two…
Remember the first time you saw a Möbius strip (the ring-shaped surface with only one side) and it felt like your world had been turned upside down? The hexaflexagon tends to have a similar effect. Only more so.
Were you a bit sluggish getting out of bed yesterday morning — you know, on account of it being the beginning of the week and all? Did you chalk it up to a case of the Mondays? Newly published research suggests you should re-evaluate your terminology.