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[Square Stretched Over Sphere]

Square Stretched Over Sphere by Paul Burchard

The picture shows an intermediate step in the process of stretching a tiny, thin, flat, square sheet of rubber onto the surface of a globe (first placing it near the north pole, and then stretching it down around the globe until all the edges are near the south pole). The cloverleaf-shaped hole is the part of the sphere not covered by the square.

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