December 13, 2019

XKCD Web Comic #1029: Drawing Stars (described)

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How To Draw a Star

Panel One: Drawing of a line ray starting at the middle and toward the top of the panel and going down and slightly to the left, ending close to the bottom left corner.

Panel Two: Same as Panel One, with the addition of another line ray starting where the first ended and running up and right to the middle of the right side of the panel.

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So Far So Good

Panel Three: Same as Panel Two, with the addition of another line ray starting where the second one stopped and running up to the upper left of the panel, crossing the first line. The three lines now form a triangle with an open angle off the point formed at the top left.

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Steady As She Goes

Panel Four: Same as Panel Three, with the addition of another line ray starting where the third one stopped and running down to the bottom center of the panel, crossing lines one and two. However, the triangle, or star point formed at the top left is significantly larger than the star point formed at the bottom left.

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. . . uh oh.

Panel Five: Same as Panel Four, with the addition of another line ray starting where the fourth one stopped and running roughly parallel to the first line. (Probability of five pointed star is now approximately nil.)

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Shitshitshit

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Abort! Abort!

Hover text: Screw these 36-degree angles. I’m converting to Judaism.

 

Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). Comic by xkcd.com. Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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