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Monday, December 7, 2009

Presenting the Mobius Strip Bagel

Posted By on Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 4:30 PM

George Hart, a mathematics professor and artist, has figured out a way to get maximum cream-cheese surface area on a bagel: the Mobius Slice!

If done correctly, you will end up with two congruent bagel halves which, in Hart's words, "pass through each other's holes, like two links of a chain."

The world's most mathematically-perfect bagel. - GEORGEHART.COM
  • The world's most mathematically-perfect bagel.
Instructions here. Next question: Where in St. Louis to get a real bagel (i.e., one that has actually been boiled).

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