FoxTrot by Bill Amend for August 09, 2015


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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 5 years ago

    I think ice cream already comes in spheres when you scoop them out of their cardboard cylindrical and rectangular prism containers.

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    hariseldon59  over 5 years ago

    No cylinders? Don’t they have cups as well as cones?

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    Pretzelcoatl  over 5 years ago

    It would be pretty tough to scoop ice cream into a sphere or a dodecahedron.

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    dadoctah  over 5 years ago

    I say we start packaging ice cream in rhombic dodecahedra. They’re space-filling, like cubes, so they can be packed efficiently.

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    jimboylan  over 5 years ago

    Ice Cream is sold in cylinders. The single serve version is sometimes called “Push Up”, because you use a stick to push the bottom up through the tube and force the product out the top. The large cylinders are sometimes called “Drums”, because they are so big.

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    nosirrom  over 5 years ago

    The only measurement a true ice cream aficionado cares about is volume!!!!

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    diGriz  over 5 years ago

    How about a Klein waffle? That’d be great.

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    Chris Kenworthy  over 5 years ago

    A waffle pyramid would be okay – basically that’d work like a cone with ridges. Around here we also see a lot of ice cream “cones” which have a wide cylindrical section above the flat-bottomed conic section below.

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    jimshari222  over 5 years ago

    What a cute little math app at the top! I like the levels, easy, medium, hard, and Jason!

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    rdh288  over 5 years ago

    Technically, a waffle cone should be infinite too, but waffle conical section is too long of a name.

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    Jogger2  over 5 years ago

    How about a waffle Gabriel’s Horn?

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    WaitingMan  over 5 years ago

    I want an ice cream tesseract.

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    scyphi26  over 5 years ago

    I don’t see how those other shapes would be more effective at holding ice cream, or in the case of the cylinder, more exciting.

    Though I’m with Peter. If the planes are indeed infinite, I’d get one.

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    gammaguy  over 5 years ago

    “… they’re really just a section of a cone.”.Ice cream…OK in comic sections, but much better in conic sections.

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    Ed Brault Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Damned Geometry majors!

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    rgcviper  over 5 years ago

    Well, at least the new Banango Berry flavor (see sign below the ice cream dude) sounds tasty.

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    Tarredandfeathered  over 5 years ago

    How about a Soft Serve machine suspended over a Hammock?Just push the button to dispense each mouthful.Built in Pauses to prevent Brain Freeze..

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    nathanbtlr  over 5 years ago

    Mom, I wish you were still here to explain this to me.

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    Andrew Bosch Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Isn’t “ring tori” redundant?

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    meg_grif  over 5 years ago

    Parabolic hyperboloid? Hyperbolic paraboloid?

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    awgiedawgie Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Yes, but Peter, then you’d blow up like a whale like you did after eating pizza for 12 hours straight.

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