rincewindsapprentice:

Some people love to shut down people who talk about trans and intersex issues by saying that they’re “only 1% of the population” and thus can be ignored since they “aren’t statistically significant enough.”

By that logic, we can now systematically ignore:

  • Redheads
  • The entire state of Rhode Island
  • Anyone who makes over $500,000 a year
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Australia

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Baby Boomers: The recent generation is so rude
Baby Boomers: Screams at servers over petty shit like toast
Baby Boomers: Screams at cashier for telling them their coupon is expired
Baby Boomers: Ignores store policy
Baby Boomers: Says racist and sexist things

fouriestseries:

Curves of Constant Width and Odd-Sided Reuleaux Polygons

A curve of constant width is a convex, two-dimensional shape that, when rotated inside a square, always makes contact with all four sides.

A circle is the most obvious (but somewhat trivial) example. Some non-trivial examples are the odd-sided Reuleaux polygons — the first four of which are shown above.

Since they don’t have fixed axes of rotation, curves of constant width (except the circle) have few practical applications. One notable use of the Reuleaux triangle, though, is in drilling holes in the shape of a slightly rounded square (watch one of the triangle’s vertices and notice the shape it traces out as it spins).

On a less technical note, all curves of constant width are solutions to the brainteaser, “Other than a circle, what shape can you make a manhole cover such that it can’t fall through the hole it covers?”

Mathematica code posted here.

Additional source not linked above.

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ixnay-on-the-oddk:

coma-wight:

Macabre Gadgets - Rings made of industrial materials and inexpensive stones for its durable and flexible nature.

0.0 buy me all of them please

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barnvs:

therealallecto:

Do you think Steve will ever forgive himself for the fact that when he was the one falling, Bucky jumped?

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gaminginyourunderwear:

yaoiornah:

itsgeekyinhere:

Doing the do with you know who

The greatest mystery of all time solved…What Neville forget to remember in that scene.

All of this is important.

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