Dr. Beads

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Fun with Visualization: Geometric Solids

Picture a squat cylinder.

Now imagine that the ends of the cylinder taper, to a rounded point.

Think of the cylinder’s line of symmetry. Now imagine that the upper half of the cylinder is rotated roughly 120 degrees around that line.

There! You have, approximately, a mental picture of the cloud I saw on a recent morning. The cloud appeared to be looking over its own shoulder. I could almost hear it saying, “Does this outfit make my butt look big?”


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