Mathematical Cookies by Vi Hart

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Our favorite mathematician and burrito enthusiast, Vi Hart, is back and she’s baking cookies. Taking a much needed break from math conferences and euclidian algorithms, Vi decided to get together with friends and bake.

However, the day-off quickly turns into an exercise in geometrical patterns and Brunnian links — therefore math is heavily involved, day-off thwarted. Please watch this…

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Scientific Cutting Boards For The Culinary Geek

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If you enjoy cooking as much as math and chemistry, then these Scientific Cutting Boards are for you, nerdo.

Brought to us by Elysium Woodworks, the handmade cutting boards come in a variety of woods and forms of geekery. Need to know the abbreviation for phosphorus while you julienne? Would you like to be able to rattle off the first hundred decimal places of Pi while you dice?

There’s surely a board here to appease the chef and mathematician in you. Or perhaps you just have a bit of OCD?

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What Does A Quadrillion Sour Patch Kids Look Like?

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What happens when a 31-year-old man sits lonely in an apartment at 2 a.m., and has an insatiable urge to visually depict massive numbers? If you’re Tim Urban from WaitButWhy.com, you choose Sour Patch Kids as your unit of measurement, and don’t stop until there’s a mass of candy larger than Earth.

Tim begins innocently enough with a row of Sour Patch eXtemes… Then a group of 100. From there, the flood gates open, and through some heavy-duty math and the copy-paste function, Urban is then able to visually depict unheard-of numbers of the tooth-decaying treat.

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Flex Mex, The Hexaflexagon Burrito by Vi Hart

After thoroughly, and quite adorably, explaining the concept of hexaflexagons – mathemusician Vi Hart is back with a follow-up. And she’s hungry.

Where before we had paper and glue for our geometry lesson, Vi now uses a tasty burrito and guacamole to reach her conclusion. That conclusion is a very sophisticated burrito-type treat, and confirmation that we should’ve paid more attention in math class.

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How To Make An Interlocking Bagel

Geometric sculptor and breakfast enthusiast, George Hart, brings us The Mathematically Correct Bagel. By strategically cutting the bagel in congruent halves, Hart is able to create two interlocking parts. Besides being super-cool, the math bagel actually provides more surface area for your cream cheese, and you can create a Möbius strip of lox.

[link, via Buzzfeed]