Off the Number Line: Irregular Polygons Cartoon


I actually laughed out loud at this one. It was such a coincidence too because I was eating my cereal when I reviewed it this morning.

Did milk come out of your nose? I used to make my little sister do that all the time.

I didn’t laugh THAT hard, but I did appreciate how you connected our societal pressures for certain body types to the implied preference for regular polygons in this mathematical world.

This irregular polygon almost looks embarrassed to buy that product, and yet if you rotate the cartoon counter clockwise you’ll see he’s the side profile of Tolkowsky’s brilliant diamond cut, which some view as the most beautiful shape a gemstone can have.

A diamond in the rough thinking he needs more roughage…very profound. Looking forward to the next Off the Number Line cartoon!

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Matthew Peterson and James Huang

About the Author

Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., is Co-founder and Chief Research & Development Officer at the MIND Research Institute. James Huang is Senior Visual Designer at MIND Research Institute.


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