Tortoise Turns 🐢

The shape of some tortoise shells means that if they fall on their back, they can turn back over all by themselves. These shells look a lot like the shape called a Gömböc, which is unique because it only has two resting places and one of these is nearly impossible to achieve (so that it always turns back to the same position). The mathematics behind this shape and it’s properties can be used in a range of ways including in designing the shape of drones which often collide and get turned over!
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