Technically, there’s probably a reason that a 10ft x 10ft canopy is 64 sqft, but it seems a little off! (no doubt it is due to the angle of the legs).
Thanks for the submission Bon!
Strange how the top 10ft x 10ft canopy provides only 64 sq ft of shade, while the bottom 10ft x 10ft canopy provides 100 sq ft of shade!!
Donald E. Simanek has a nice Fibonacci webpage where he discusses some of the foolish claims that others make. You may have seen tons of those Fibonacci meme type images on the interwebz recently. David says:
Of course much of this is patently nonsense. Mathematics doesn’t “explain” anything in nature, but mathematical models are very powerful for describing patterns and laws found in nature. I think it’s safe to say that the Fibonacci sequence, golden mean, and golden rectangle have never, not even once, directly led to the discovery of a fundamental law of nature. When we see a neat numeric or geometric pattern in nature, we realize we must dig deeper to find the underlying reason why these patterns arise.
via Fibonacci Flim-Flam..
Awesome geek (James Clewett) who is the 1999 world tetris champion! He’s doing a PhD in physics.
A cool Schrodinger t-shirt design created by Ted.
I’m subscribed to a crap ton of webcomics and one of them is “Something of that Ilk”. This one is actually mathy and about proofs!