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the Fibonacci Sequence

Today is a little-known holiday called Fibonacci Day, which celebrates the discovery of the Fibonacci sequence.   This is a sequence of numbers that follows a particular mathematical pattern.  Starting with zero and one, each consecutive number is found by adding the two numbers that precede it.  For example: 0 plus 1 equals one, and one plus one equals two, one plus two equals three, etcetera, yielding the sequence 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89…  But the coolest thing about the Fibonacci sequence is that when plotted correctly, it creates an amazing natural spiral.  This can be done using a traditional graphing structure that plots the junction of numbers across both a vertical and horizontal axis, or utilizing a construct of boxes measuring the width and height of each number stacked against eachother.  Whichever way you choose to view the Fibonacci sequence, it’s guaranteed to make you see a simple spiral in a whole new amazing and thought provoking light, kind of like these awesome spiral tapers.  Who’d have known that such a simple form could hide such mysterious mathematical properties?  Happy Fibonacci Day!

fun ear tapers with spiral design

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