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VIDEO OF THE MONTH (2016 August):
Taffy-pulling machine in Depoe Bay, Oregon.
Devices like this were invented in the early 1900s. For an interesting discussion of how they work -- how they generate exponential growth -- why they requireat least three rods -- and much more, see the new chaotic-dynamics paper
A Mathematical History of Taffy Pullers by Jean-Luc Thiffeault.
[Video by Ah Clem, 2011]
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