Posts Tagged ‘decagon’

More glass polygons

July 3, 2008

Houston, we have nonagons! The house that we just stayed at on the beach, the one with the neat-looking but nonfunctional Tide Clock, redeemed itself mathematically by having glasses in the shape of nonagons:

Does that look like I faked it? Here’s the unedited picture, in case you don’t believe me:

And just so the other polygonal glasses don’t get jealous, there was also a hexagon glass:

These join the decagon mug in the polygonal kitchenware Hall of Fame.

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Decagon Mug

May 9, 2008

TwoPi and I went out for lunch to the Cheesecake Factory the other day, and noticed partway through that the mugs were regular decagons! So he snuck a photo while pretending to check text messages.

Is it hard to see? Here’s the outline on top:

Cool, isn’t it? I’m not sure what the most common shape would be, especially since our own glasses are all circles (though I noticed our department chair has octagon glasses). If anyone else has any neat polygonal glasses, send me a photo* and I’ll post them here. I love finding real life polygons!

* hlewis5 following by the @ sign and then after that @ sign put naz.edu