Something Fun to Distract You

Posted on November 8, 2012 8:00 pm

[High Praise! to Primordial Slack]

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Full disclosure: when I was a kid back in the 70’s, I had an entire book about flexagons, and I used to spend hours making and playing with them. Glad to hear they haven’t completely faded into obscurity.

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10 Responses to “Something Fun to Distract You”

  1. Calvin A says:

    Vi Hart rocks. Here’s here follow-up, a little guide to hexaflexagon safety.

    Hexaflexagon Safety Guide

  2. Tacit Eagle says:

    There must be some way that we can use this against communism Obama.

  3. Harvey says:

    @2 – Yup. Impeach Obama over the Benghazi cover-up, then give one of these to President Biden so he’s too busy playing with it to pass any stupid laws.

  4. Brad says:

    This is even better–hexaflexagon Mexican food. Same person:

  5. CarolyntheMommy says:

    Oh we could impeach him no problem but it’s a cold day in Hell that will come before the Senate of Harry Reid and Elizabeth Warren boots him out of office.

  6. Keln says:

    She sounds like that girl that does the guild. Probably not the same person, as the one on the guild is into music, and this one is into math.

    Sweet math.

    I’m not big on paper though. I’m more of a synthetic polymer guy. More symmetry.

  7. Fly says:

    Delicious hexaflexamexagon math! I am thoroughly distracted. Thanks, Harv!

  8. 4of7 says:

    I’m probably going to spend half the day tomorrow fiddling with bits of paper until I get it right and will feel an insanely disproportionate sense of accomplishment when I succeed.
    (Like that time I figured out how to fold a piece of copier paper in half 8 times although they said it couldn’t be done – Oo Rah!)

  9. Ernie Loco says:

    Well, I know what I’m going to be doing the rest of the day here at work.

    (Hint, it won’t be doing actual work.)

  10. 4of7 says:

    Update: I did it!
    I’m Awesome!

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