Even though math and art are sometimes seen as being opposites, both activate the same part of the brain that appreciates beauty. So whether it’s the Mona Lisa or seeing someone compute the movement of subatomic particles, they both are interpreted by your brain as “damn that’s pretty”. And it is.
I’m not exactly sure how I ended up on the Wikipedia page listing dozens of paradoxes of infinity, but I did. And I read the whole damn thing and it kind of hurt my brain a little, so I thought I’d share.
Twitter user Kya7y recently posted a picture of a hand-drawn maze her dad made that took him seven years to complete. The maze has sparked interest from both the art world and the math world, because just look at it… it’s gorgeous and intriguing. Kya7y says her father claims the maze is unsolvable, but someone’s going to rig up some clever piece of technology that will solve it. Or not. Maybe a thousand years from now.
In the last few years, there have been some pretty tall Lego towers built, each one claiming the title of “world’s tallest”. How tall could you build a Lego tower before it’s crushed under it’s own weight? Pretty damn tall, actually. If you’re talking 2x2 bricks, you could get a tower over two miles high before the bottom Lego is destroyed.