Video of cube passing through hole in equally sized cube


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/03/video-of-cube-passing-through.html


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#2

I don’t even know what just happened.


#3

A pleasingly counter-intuitive outcome, neatly visualized with 3D animation :grey_exclamation:

Thanks for posting this :thumbsup:


#4

I’m no math or physics nerd … what’s so special/amazing here?


#5

I wonder if the amazing thing here is not so much maths/geometry but the way that language is somehow manipulating our expectations.


#6

Indeed!

It’s easy to assume that the cubes must remain orthogonal to each other, or that the hole must be round :smiley_cat:


#7

Olive Garden? Please kill that advert, STAT!


#8

That Rupert fella sure had some interesting hobbies: http://boingboing.net/2008/03/11/curious-property-of.html


#9

I was expecting a video, and all I got was this lousy rendering. So disappointing. :wink:


#10

It was the same Prince Rupert:


#11

I believe he was also the author of the 17th century treatise, “Escape” (The Pina Colada Song)

Although might have been a different Rupert.


#12

If you like Prince Rupert’s cube, you should definitely check out Prince Albert’s rod.


#13

He also owned a shape-shifting bulletproof poodle.


#14

Merely an “amateur” artist, I note. Hmmph. I’m sure he could have done better if he’d cared to apply himself a little more…

:wink:


#15

He died in battle, so he couldn’t have been that bulletproof.


#16

The wiki article got a translation error though. The dog wasn’t called “puddle” but “Pudel” (german for poodle).


#17

I’d be more impressed seeing Prince Rupert get his truncated ellipsoid through mistress Frances.


#18

That’s the way it is with poodles. Let the hair grow, and they look one way. Give it a poodle cut, and…


#19

He was called ‘puddle’ in this pamphlet from the 1640s:

I have my suspicions that he wasn’t really a shape-shifter, a witch or a soothsayer, either.


#20

Same question here. Anybody who’s moved, well, anything, like furniture, big boxes, pre-assembled framing, you-name-it, knows this. Is this meant to be a stub of some bigger article?

Am disapoint! :stuck_out_tongue: