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Need a zero-volume bottle?

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    I ordered one of these back in 2000, shortly after seeing the front page article. Somewhere I probably still have the invoice, autographed by Cliff.
  • Never noticed before that I've met the founder of this company when he came in 1992 to talk at my college about catching East German hackers with a fake-of-a-fake Star Wars Defense Initiative project.

    The picture is clear though- somewhat graying in the 15 years since I've met him, but the same wild hair. I wonder if he still drinks chocolate milk and eats chocolate bars during talks, only to become very hyper and break wireless microphones.
  • by Otter ( 3800 )
    I'd always thought they had infinite volume...?

    Stoll's humor is a bit irritating in his books (which are nonetheless superb), but this site is hilarious. I love the Mobius scarves, the hats, the "portraits of Gauss" [].

    • "Naturally, The Klein Stein has all the features of Acme's other quality Klein Bottles -- zero volume, nonorientable, 3-dimensionally immersed, and free from any topological boundary conditions. It's made from genuine heat-resistant Borosilicate glass, annealed, stress-relieved, and cooled well below its triple-point.

      Your Klein Stein happily holds steaming hot Kona coffee, ice cold Nepalese ginger tea, and even Ben & Jerry's ice cream. But please do not freeze water in your Klein Stein. For detailed inf

Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.