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all saying the same thing, and very vehemently at that.

With braids it still depends on how tight the braid is.

And weaving, although normally done at right angles, could be done otherwise, particularly if it's hand weaving and not loom.


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all saying the same thing, and very vehemently at that.

Yep. The warped are woofing.

;-) mein ephew!


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Interestingly, if you take a not-quite-so-narrow strip of paper, say one inch wide, and you tie it into an overhand knot, and then you gently tighten the knot and flatten it, you wind up with a pentagon - all the internal angles are 108 degrees, and the unfolded strip of paper will be full of folds in multiples of 36 degrees instead of the fold-created multiples of 45s and 60s that we're more used to.

Edit: Just to be explicit - here's a site with a picture of an overhand knot:
http://www.swcp.com/csar/knots/knots1.shtml

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How can we be sure you're not just spinning us a yarn, wofa?


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Do I detect the shadow of a doubt looming on the horizon? You know I wouldn't pull the wool over your eyes. I guess you just don't cotton to my explanation...
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i am biased towards believing weaving creates 90.


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>>if you take a not-quite-so-narrow strip of paper, say one inch wide, and you tie it into an overhand knot, and then you gently tighten the knot and flatten it, you wind up with a pentagon

Doubters can refer to http://www.jimloy.com/geometry/pentagon.htm (see the fourth illustration), illustrating the regular pentagon. I'll spare you the geometric proof elsewhere on the web.

PS: Thanks to wofahulicohoc for telling me how to url-ize this.

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I guess you just don't cotton to my explanation...

Of course I do, wofa - I just don't think it's the reel one. Mind you, with so many conflicting ideas shuttling around on this thread, you must forgive me if I'm bobbin' around between them.
And, helen, do you find that your bias is binding?


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Say what you will; I think you're just needling us.


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A hem!

(as AnnaS might say!)


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