A Conversation for The Amazing Mobius Strip

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Post 1

Researcher 186707

Are there any practical uses for a mobius strip?

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Post 2

eliot the cat

Yes - I heard that rubber conveyor belt bands in mines etc are often in the mobius strip shape rather than a straightforward loop so that wear and tear is reduced (both sides are used).

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Post 3


That's how it was invented, some mine supervisor called Mobius.

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Post 4


Sorry, Moebius was a mathematician and an astronomer, not a mine

Or perhaps you were just pulling my leg. In either case...

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Post 5


My eleven year old son says escalator belts are mobius strips.smiley - ok

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