The strange appeal of Fibonacci spiral shaving


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/06/the-strange-appeal-of-fibonacc.html


#2

That doesn’t look quite like a Fibonacci spiral…

It looks like a logarithmic spiral, but not specifically in the Fibonacci ratio.


#3

I thought this was going to be about beard styles.


#4

Myself, I was thinking a negative design shaved into the scalp when I read the headline.


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#6

one stroke here, one stroke there, two over yonder, three next to that, five under the chin, eight for the cheeks and sideburns and… done!


#7

No, they had spirals of many different ratios, which leads me to believe somebody doesn’t know what Fibonacci means, except it sounds cool.


#8

Is that the Alternative-Factonacci spiral? No fibbin’!


#9

A Fibonacci spiral is a mathematically defined thing, and this is not that. It’s still cool and pretty though. Just don’t give it a false name.


#10

FWIW Visual triggers are already well recognized in the ASMR community. The one’s I’ve seen most are hand motions, moving lights, and “face” touching.


#11

Hurricane Fibonacci


#12

nature is amazing


#13

#alternativespirals


#14

I agree. And I’ve (sadly) many times read that sentiment as nature SANS humans.


#15

It’s so obvious now. that’s the Fibbin’ Nazi spiral.


#16

Sometimes at night if my mind is too busy to sleep I will do the Fibonacci math 1+1=2, 1+2=3, 2+3=5 … etc. till I can relax. By 6865 I am usually out. Yes I know the answers but it is doing the math and all the steps that is calming.


#17

I’ll bet there’s some kind of rotationally-accelerating reference frame in which these are isotopic. (“which makes these isotopic”?.. “homeomorphic”???.. damn!)


#18

This is not directed at you but it was a reply to a comment similar to yours on YouTube. Oh YouTube!


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#20

Maybe he takes the shavings and installs them in a screen made out of them to humor the exact ratio fans.
To within a plank…yeah, well…yes I was…