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### How many holes does a straw have?

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

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?

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?

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?

what about black hole, is it a hole?

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### Re: How many holes does a straw have?

A donut has one hole.
but is a donut hole a hole?

munchkins for those who frequent Dunkin' Donuts

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### Re: How many holes does a straw have?

A donut has one hole.
but is a donut hole a hole?

munchkins for those who frequent Dunkin' Donuts
A donut hole = hole * -1

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### Re: How many holes does a straw have?

how many holes do a target have?

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### Re: How many holes does a straw have?

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?

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?

how many holes in a Golden Ratio Black Hole?

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### Re: How many holes does a straw have?

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?

"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?

Look at my chipped nail polish. I must have had another bad nap, scratching the deck of my coffin while having the nightmares... I mean scratching the sofa.

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### Re: How many holes does a straw have?

YUM!!!!

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