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By Kwesta Junipo (Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 02:14:28 PM EST) competition (all tags)
A challenge, just for yuo! Win the grudging approbation of your peers!


Mathematicians use familiar objects to describe topological concepts (especially that of genus - the number of "holes" in a surface) to the layman.

For example:
An example of a genus 0 surface is a ball.
An example of a genus 1 surface is a doughnut.
An example of a genus 3 surface is a pretzel.

However, there is, to the best of my knowledge, no familiar object which describes a genus 2 surface. "Thickened out 8" just doesn't cut it.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell me about a reasonably commonplace object of genus 2.

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A by yicky yacky (4.00 / 2) #1 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 02:37:05 PM EST

figure-eight descender?

Other thoughts included spectacles and belay plates, but I guess there are fussy, although strictly correct, caveats which rule them out.


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Poor Attempts by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 03:11:23 PM EST
1. An elastic band with one twist [requires object modification]
2. A Moebius strip [may cloud the issue]
3. Some pepper shakers [not universal]
4. A man with no nostrils, ear-holes or anus [needlessly anatomically graphic]
5. A worm [food goes in, poo goes out]


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technically by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 2) #5 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 05:32:53 PM EST
i think a worm has one hole that happens to go all the way through. so do people, especially if you look at it from an embryonic development standpoint.
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for that matter by 256 (2.00 / 0) #19 Thu Sep 28, 2006 at 11:35:47 AM EST
the same goes for pepper shakers and moebius strips.
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YFI by debacle (4.00 / 2) #16 Thu Sep 28, 2006 at 10:47:11 AM EST
Where it is topology.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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Agreed. [nt] by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #22 Thu Sep 28, 2006 at 12:26:54 PM EST
Uh... by motty (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 04:41:10 PM EST
Two handled mug?

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does by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 05:28:21 PM EST
two links of chain count?
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ooh, ooh, by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #6 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 05:37:52 PM EST
paperclip?
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maybe... by greyshade (4.00 / 1) #7 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 06:31:42 PM EST
scissors?

"The other part of the fun is nibbling on them when they get off work." -vorheesleatherface
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or... by greyshade (4.00 / 1) #8 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 06:33:31 PM EST
frames for a pair of glasses sans lenses?

"The other part of the fun is nibbling on them when they get off work." -vorheesleatherface
would pants count? by greyshade (4.00 / 1) #9 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 06:37:14 PM EST
Or is the fact that the holes merge into one at the waist be a problem?

"The other part of the fun is nibbling on them when they get off work." -vorheesleatherface
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nah pants meets the criteria by fleece (4.00 / 1) #12 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 07:51:55 PM EST
good one. i vote for pants.

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I disagree by debacle (4.00 / 1) #17 Thu Sep 28, 2006 at 10:47:50 AM EST
I vote for panties.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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I disagree by motty (2.00 / 0) #23 Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 01:51:25 PM EST
I vote for no panties.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T
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I beleive what you are looking for are . . . by slozo (4.00 / 2) #10 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 06:52:29 PM EST
. . . handcuffs.

first thing that occurred to me too by 256 (2.00 / 0) #20 Thu Sep 28, 2006 at 11:37:17 AM EST
though it only works for the rigid variety, not the more commonly envisioned chain-linked ones.
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siamese donut by fleece (4.00 / 1) #11 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 07:49:48 PM EST


teapot by BlueOregon (4.00 / 1) #13 Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 08:21:50 PM EST


small variation on this theme... by ana (4.00 / 1) #14 Thu Sep 28, 2006 at 02:20:46 AM EST
I have a funnel that's like a teacup with a (large) hole in the bottom.

Regular, or decaf abomination? --Kellnerin

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aluminum tennis racket... by 256 (4.00 / 1) #15 Thu Sep 28, 2006 at 06:27:02 AM EST
...with no strings

two finger bling

dress shirt or jacket, unbuttoned.

chainsaw
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The obvious answer by debacle (4.00 / 4) #18 Thu Sep 28, 2006 at 10:54:11 AM EST
The Autobot Matrix of Power



IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

stop the presses by 256 (2.00 / 0) #21 Thu Sep 28, 2006 at 11:38:18 AM EST
we have a winner.
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