There is a 795 square mile, trapezoid shaped area of land between Egypt and Sudan called Bir Tawil that is the only piece of unclaimed land in the world outside of Antarcticaβ€”though since 2014, claims have been attempted by an American, an Indian programmer and a Lebanese-American. amusingplanet.com/2018/02…
Mesopotamia mathematicians (modern Iraq) had a method for estimating the area under a curve by drawing a trapezoid underneath, a technique previously believed to have originated in 14th century Europe. This method allowed them to find the distance Jupiter had traveled in a certain amount of time smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Confusing Shape Definition : In USA A trapezoid is what UK call a trapezium. In the UK a trapezoid is what USA calls a trapezium. mathopenref.com/trapezoid…
The Shanghai Financial Center was originally going to have a round hole cut out from its upper floors, but designers changed it to a trapezoid after Chinese complaints that the circle resembled Japan's "rising sun" flag. cbsnews.com/news/new-desi…
In 1956, LaVey purchased a Victorian house in the Richmond District of San Francisco, which he painted black. During the late 1950s, LaVey hosted Friday night lectures on occult subjects at his house. In the early 1960s Anton LaVey formed a group called the Order of the Trapezoid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Trapezoids are known as trapeziums in UK/Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
The definition of trapezoid and trapezium differ depending on if you're in the US or UK mathworld.wolfram.com/Tra…
James Garfield devised his own proof of the Pythagorean Theorem - using a trapezoid. jwilson.coe.uga.edu/emt66…
A 'Beaver Deceiver' is a trapezoidal shaped culvert fence that is very effective at completely eliminating beaver damming of a culvert. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
Hexagonal Water is a marketing scam. It supposedly enhances nutrient absorption, removes metabolic wastes, and enhances cellular communication. The scam takes advantage of the consumer's limited knowledge of chemistry, physics and physiology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex…
Ex-president James A. Garfield contributed to an original proof of the Pythagorean Theorem maa.org/press/periodicals…
Former US President James Garfield provided a unique proof of the Pythagorean Theorem mathalino.com/reviewer/de…

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