Pages tagged “knot”

23 Sep 2015

Aliens and Knots

I love knots. Using just a piece of cord/string/rope/stuff, combined with knowledge and skill, you can solve a multitude of problems, in all sorts of ways. Often the most elegant solution is the best, but not always. Knots have apparently mysterious properties, history, nomenclature, everything a geek like me could want. On a recent boating trip (I don’t go on many), while we were tying a clove hitch, my friend Michael got me thinking with this question:

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