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According to a feature on NPR.org, "Vi has made a number of doodle videos. She's also played with balloons, sliced apples into hexagons, and in her latest, she gobbles up a long chain of candy buttons (little sugary dots) in the most mathematically arcane way. See it all on her website."
■Class discussion: She speaks in hyperspeed, but Vi Hart may actually get you interested in math painlessly by showing you Ouroboros, Borromean rings and knot theory knot through her doodles. Look at this way, if you ever get caught doodling these things in class, you can always explain you're actually working on advanced math theories, not wasting time! As long as you can explain the theories, that is. Has your math teacher shown you how to make a tetrahedron, an octahedron, and other polyhedra from balloons? Maybe you can show your teacher.
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