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Using HexaFlexagons to pass secret messages

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GeoffJ
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GeoffJ   10/4/2012 4:59:54 PM
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Or you could watch this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIVIegSt81k This video is based on, and in honor of, Martin Gardner's first Mathematical Games column from 1956, "Hexaflexagons," which can be found here: http://maa.org/pubs/focus/Gardner_Hexaflexagons12_1956.pdf

alaki
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alaki   10/5/2012 4:56:02 PM
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Seems someone running out of ideas! :)

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ccalvin   10/8/2012 7:04:14 PM
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I remember reading about Flexigons in SciAm while in Jr. High School. And colored the faces, concealed messages, etc. The mma.org link is interesting as Bryant Tuckerman, Richard Feynman, and John Tukey are mentioned on page 3 as some who worked with flexigons.

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BrianBailey   10/9/2012 4:55:05 PM
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We all need distractions from our working life at times and some of these things from our past are fun.

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kjdsfkjdshfkdshfvc   10/9/2012 5:37:50 PM
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I know I'm getting old, but when I learned drafting, that pointy thing was called a compass, not a protractor.

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Bellhop   10/9/2012 8:02:52 PM
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Very clever, Brian! You spread it out over ten pages so that you could get ten page-view clicks from each reader!

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