May 24, 2014

Looking deeper at a pine cone…

From an article by Brother Alfred Brousseau, “Fibonacci Statistics in Conifers”:

“The Editor of the Fibonacci Quarterly has received an urgent phone call from a Houghton-Mifflin representative: ‘Is the picture of the pine cone in your manuscript spiraling correctly?’
“With such questions in mind, an investigation was begun in the summer of 1969. Very quickly it was discovered that spirals on cones go in both directions.”

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