Business Card Menger Sponge Project
January 29, 2004 9:52 AM   Subscribe

Business Card Menger Sponge Project
The primary goal of the Business Card Menger Sponge Project is to build a depth 3 approximation to Menger's Sponge ... out of 66,048 business cards . This can be done by building 8000 business card cubes out of 6 cards each, linking them together and using the additional cards to panel the 18,048 exterior faces of the sponge.

With all the troubles in our world today, the confusion of the Presidential primaries, terrorism, you name it, it is good someone can find a project that gets people involved and serves, after its completion, as a greatly beneficial offering for mankind.
posted by RubberHen (4 comments total)
Jeannine, meet Craig
posted by Danf at 10:32 AM on January 29, 2004

Phew, I was worried this was going to be a waste of time.
posted by fenriq at 11:11 AM on January 29, 2004

The only date I can find anywhere on this site is from 1997.
posted by briank at 12:31 PM on January 29, 2004

Before I clicked on the link, I tried to recall what a Menger Sponge was. Yup, I was right. Oh boy.

"I met this guy, and he looked like someone who might have some bizarre, useless hobby - like making a Menger Sponge out of thousands of business cards. Which, in fact, he turned out to be. Oh boy. Let X=X ." - Lori Anderson quote (adapted to context)
posted by troutfishing at 12:57 PM on January 29, 2004

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