A Toroidal Truncated Icosahedron

Augmented Rhombic Triaconta

The components of this toroid are sixty rhombic triacontahedra, as well as ninety rhombic prisms with lateral edges three times as long as their base edges. I made this using Stella 4d, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

Augmented Rhombic Triaconta rb

COVID-19, Interpreted Through the Lens of the Flaming Lips, in Cartoon Form

Flaming Lips in 2019 and 2020

I did not draw this cartoon. The source for it is Wayne Coyne’s Instagram account (here), and my guess is that he is the cartoonist. If I’m wrong about that, though, please let me know in a comment.

Holy Saturday with COVID-19 and “Jesus Christ Superstar”

I’m spending this odd, COVID-19-dominated Holy Saturday inside, watching Jesus Christ Superstar. This was actually one of my primary information-sources regarding Christianity before it occurred to me to read the New Testament for myself, in my early twenties. If you’d like to watch it with me, here’s a link to the 1973 film-version, as a YouTube playlist.

The Compound of Five Rhombic Dodecahedra

This is the compound of five rhombic dodecahedra, with each component shown in a different color. This is one of the few well-known polyhedral compounds which is actually more attractive with the faces hidden, and that’s what’s shown in the next image.

RD 5

I made these images using Stella 4d: Polyehdron Navigator, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

A Fifty-Faced Symmetrohedron Featuring Twenty Regular Hexagons and Six Squares, Along with 24 Isosceles Trapezoids

Symmetrohedra are symmetrical polyhedra which have many (but not necessarily all) faces regular. The only irregular faces in this polyhedron are the blue isosceles trapezoids.

I made this using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator. You can try this program yourself, for free, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.