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How many holes does a straw have?

May 27th, 2018, 5:58 pm

 0,1 o 2?
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 27th, 2018, 6:01 pm

 0,1 o 2?
1 hole, 2 openings to the hole. 0 hole if filled with beer. >2 if filled with magic beer!
 
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 27th, 2018, 7:49 pm

A straw is topologically equivalent to a donut. A donut has one hole. Therefore the straw has one hole.

Or.... a straw is topologically equivalent to an ordinary coffee cup. A (non-leaking) coffee cup has no holes. Therefore the straw has holes.
 
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 28th, 2018, 5:28 am

google shows that there was a debate on this on the internet a year or two ago.. It seems to have been an almost existential debate about what the definition of a hole was, and people were claiming the answer to be 0, 1, or 2 depending upon how they defined a hole.
 
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 28th, 2018, 11:12 am

what about black hole, is it a hole?
 
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 28th, 2018, 12:19 pm

A donut has one hole.
but is a donut hole a hole?
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 28th, 2018, 12:29 pm

A donut has one hole.
but is a donut hole a hole?
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munchkins for those who frequent Dunkin' Donuts
A donut hole = hole * -1 ;)
 
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 28th, 2018, 12:54 pm

how many holes do a target have?
 
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 28th, 2018, 10:49 pm

I attempted to fry doughnuts only once in my life. Their shapes defied any known topology.
 
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 28th, 2018, 11:36 pm

I attempted to fry doughnuts only once in my life. Their shapes defied any known topology.
Mobius fritter?
 
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 29th, 2018, 11:41 am

how many holes in a Golden Ratio Black Hole?
 
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 29th, 2018, 12:00 pm

I attempted to fry doughnuts only once in my life. Their shapes defied any known topology.
Mobius fritter?
Sounds like the next nightmare of my baking naps. I often lay on a sofa and fall asleep for a while after I set up the oven with some baking, and almost always dream about the dough coming alive in a humanoid shape. There were several sponge cake golems and once a kulebiak golem. I think it's because I'm never sure if I don't add too much baking soda or yeast.
BTW, I think it has 1 hole, an orientable one.
 
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 29th, 2018, 1:41 pm

"Rise of the Bread" could make a great horror flick!

How many holes does a baked loaf have? How many holes does an Swiss cheese have? Unsliced, the answer seems to be zero. But in 4 dimensions, the holes are in there.
 
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 29th, 2018, 1:55 pm

One of my breads:
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Re: How many holes does a straw have?

May 29th, 2018, 2:19 pm

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