December 9, 2007 10:02 AM Subscribe
posted by gleuschk (35 comments total)
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is the first known convex, homogeneous shape
having just one stable and one unstable point (i.e. altogether two points) of equilibrium. A little like some turtles' shells (or weebles
), it's self-righting
, but for purely geometric reasons.
You can have your very own personal Gömböc -- for a price. Made in a limited series, numbered 001-2007, the models (manufactured to 0.01mm precision) are variably priced. Gömböc "X" sells for EUR (900 + 200 000/X).