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Associations: Penrose Tiling and toilet paper
Associations: Penrose Tiling and toilet paper ● Why would London’s Science Museum permanently archive four rolls of Kleenex toilet paper from 1997? The answer lies in the design of its embossed cushioning pattern . . . The tiled design is a version of Penrose Tiling – a mathematically repeating pattern which was devised (or if you prefer discovered) ... [ click to read full item ]
Dual Wiggle/Wriggle Nominative Determinism Corrections
Dual Wiggle/Wriggle Nominative Determinism Corrections ● It should be noted that the author of ‘The Physiology of Insect Metamorphosis’ (1954) was Sir Vincent Brian Wigglesworth CBE MD FRS [pictured] . . . . . . and not V. B. Wrigglesworth, as Cambridge University Press might suggest. (Neither was he V. P. Wigglesworth, as Google Books might ... [ click to read full item ]
Musical instruments – masculine or feminine? [study]
Musical instruments – masculine or feminine? [study] ● If you’re wondering whether musical instruments can be graded according to whether they’re perceived as masculine or feminine, the answer is yes (such perceptions can be graded). For an example study, look no further than the Journal of Research in Music Education, Volume: 29 issue: 1, page(s): 57-62, Issue published: ... [ click to read full item ]

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