# top shelf

… Y’see, now, y’see, I’m looking at this, thinking, squares fit together better than circles, so, say, if you wanted a box of donuts, a full box, you could probably fit more square donuts in than circle donuts if the circumference of the circle touched the each of the corners of the square donut.

So you might end up with more donuts.

But then I also think… Does the square or round donut have a greater donut volume? Is the number of donuts better than the entire donut mass as a whole?

Hrm.

HRM.

A round donut with radius R1 occupies the same space as a square donut with side 2R1. If the center circle of a round donut has a radius R2 and the hole of a square donut has a side 2R2, then the area of a round donut is πR12 - πr22. The area of a square donut would be then 4R12 - 4R22. This doesn’t say much, but in general and  throwing numbers, a full box of square donuts has more donut per donut than a full box of round donuts.

The interesting thing is knowing exactly how much more donut per donut we have. Assuming first a small center hole (
R2 = R1/4) and replacing in the proper expressions, we have a 27,6% more donut in the square one (Round: 15πR12/16 ≃ 2,94R12, square: 15R12/4 = 3,75R12). Now, assuming a large center hole (R2 = 3R1/4) we have a 27,7% more donut in the square one (Round: 7πR12/16 ≃ 1,37R12, square: 7R12/4 = 1,75R12). This tells us that, approximately, we’ll have a 27% bigger donut if it’s square than if it’s round.

tl;dr: Square donuts have a 27% more donut per donut in the same space as a round one.

Thank you donut side of Tumblr.

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Are you Team Peeta or Team Gale?

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Yesterday, Amazon inexplicably changed the author of The Fault in Our Stars to “Holt McDougal,” which is also the name of a textbook publisher.

LOOK AT THIS DANCING DOG

OREO Dairy Milk. I <3 #Britain

It’s @neilhimself and amandapalmer in a frigging bathtub. And me, having a great time.

flashback… gettin’ wet with Neil and Amanda: http://bit.ly/GettinWet

We were so young. Amanda and I had been dating for about 4 months. I’d never really dated anyone before and wasn’t quite sure how to do it. This was one of the ways I did it.

Mostly, I remember the amazing “How can YOU, a NEWBERY MEDAL WINNING CHILDREN’S AUTHOR be photographed in a bathtub with a naked woman?” emails and tweets that came in afterwards. Which left me wondering what would happen when those people read AMERICAN GODS.

A break from the photos (with photos)

Nice is coming, I promise. But I just thought I’d write a quick update on what’s been going on…

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