anyway this was the topology meme that cursed me i have no fucking idea what this means
@FirstProgenitor topology is the study of holes, which is ironic - you'd think that'd be the bottomologist's job
@FirstProgenitor actually no, a shirt has four holes
pants have three
i'm not sure how they're counting but it looks wrong to me
@moiety No, the picture is right: topologically, a (normal) shirt has three holes.
Consider how many holes does a straw have: it may look like 2… but it's really just one: a straw is (topologically) just a very long donut ☺️
@FirstProgenitor everything i learned about topology i learned through memes and that's way better than any explanation
@FirstProgenitor don't listen to the fools in your mentions. a shirt is three holes and pants are two. this meme is correct.
@FirstProgenitor It's the number of holes in each thing.
If you could magically deform each item, you could transform them into each of those shapes without breaking them or changing the numbers of holes they have.
the hole for a coffee cup is the handle, since the part that holds coffee doesn't go all the way through
pants have two holes, one per leg, and are joined at the crotch
shirts have holes for head and arms
socks do not have a hole that goes all the way through, so they would be hole-less discs
@FirstProgenitor i stared at this for some time and figured out why each one has the corresponding level of holes and felt powerfully liked id just finished a puzzle level of a video game
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