A Google A Day - Tortoises often have a convex 3-D shape with just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium, allowing them to return to right side up when turned over. What is the shape's name?

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A Google A Day - Tortoises often have a convex 3-D shape with just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium, allowing them to return to right side up when turned over. What is the shape's name?

Post by NewsOnline on Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:38 am

A Google A Day - Tortoises often have a convex 3-D shape with just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium, allowing them to return to right side up when turned over. What is the shape's name?

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Post by NewsOnline on Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:40 am

How to find the answer: Search for [convex 3-D body with one stable point of equilibrium]. Discover that the gomboc is a shape that has been shown to have one upright and stable configuration. If you have a gomboc-shaped shell, you can wave your limbs and automatically land on your feet.

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