Plus advent calendar door #11: The story of the Gömböc

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A Gomboc

A Gömböc made from plexiglass.

A Gömböc is a strange thing. It looks like an egg with sharp edges, and when you put it down it starts wriggling and rolling around as if it were alive. Until around ten years ago no-one knew whether Gömböcs even existed. And Gabor Domokos, one of their discoverers, reckons that in some sense they barely exists at all. So what are Gömböcs and what makes them special?

You can also read this article about the Gömböc.

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