April 6, 2004 – 12:01 pm
Bicycle Riding on Square Wheels
Stan Wagon, a mathematician at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., has a bicycle with square wheels. It’s a weird contraption, but he can ride it perfectly smoothly. His secret is the shape of the road over which the wheels roll.
Man discovers least significant practical application of geometry ever!
But the picture’s kind of cool…