According to Wolfram MathWorld, the Boy surface in geometry "is a nonorientable surface that is one possible parametrization of the surface obtained by sewing a Möbius strip to the edge of a disk." (Don't worry, I don't fully understand it either.) Glass blower Lucas Clarke somehow manifested this "impossible object" in physical form as a gift to mathematician Clifford Stoll who also makes impossible objects—the topological wonders known as Klein bottles. Then, Adam Savage was tasked with creating a museum-style display case for it.
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"This statement is false." Is that statement true then? In 1931, Kurt Gödel published his first Incompleteness Theorem showing that no logical system can be entirely proven. The Incompleteness Theorems were… READ THE REST
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