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Old 05-01-2014, 09:04 AM   #421
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A strap used to carry objects tied to its ends by placing the broadened
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:57 AM   #422
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Penrose stairs:
An impossible loop of endlessly ascending and descending stairs, or an
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Not just Penrose, but M C Escher. Our son has a copy of the print of Escher's never ending staircase. Amazed me every time I'd walk in his room and see it on the wall.
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And all this time when people told me I had a capacious mind I thought it was a compliment...


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Old 05-03-2014, 02:04 AM   #425
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Not just Penrose, but M C Escher. Our son has a copy of the print of Escher's never ending staircase. Amazed me every time I'd walk in his room and see it on the wall.
Years ago one of our local papers used to carry "Believe It Or Not" by Ripley. Every so often that staircase would show up. There is also another one that is a spiral. Is it spiraling inward or outward?
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:12 PM   #426
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Not just Penrose, but M C Escher. Our son has a copy of the print of Escher's never ending staircase. Amazed me every time I'd walk in his room and see it on the wall.
That was M.C. Escher's depiction of what Penrose stairs would look like.
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(pathology) A disease or condition which is caused by an earlier disease
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Having a loud, mournful sound.
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(linguistics) The smallest linguistic unit within a word that can carry
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