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Romanesco Cauliflower - My Favorite Fractal Vegetable | by caseorganic
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Romanesco Cauliflower - My Favorite Fractal Vegetable

We ate some of this strange vegetable for dinner two nights ago.

 

“Its shape is a perfect illustration of the mathematical principle of fractals; a fractal being an object presenting self-similarity. In this case, all florets are identical to one another even though the size may change, and if each one were magnified, it would be an exact replica of a Romanesco cauliflower. Another mathematical curiosity: the florets grow in a spiral, one after another, according to a rhythm called the Fibonacci series, following the famous golden number, origin of all aesthetic harmony according to the Renaissance artists”.

 

Yes...it is my favorite vegetable.

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Taken on December 11, 2008