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   Undertoad  Monday Oct 14 12:01 PM

10/14/2002: Fibonacci cauliflower



This is a variety of cauliflower called the "Romanescu". IT's been painted to show off its many different fractal fibonacci spirals.

The image was sent along by Beletseri (thanks!), from this gent's page.

I've never seen or even heard of this variety before, but the gent says that such patterns are visible on all cauliflower if you look hard enough. I guess I haven't looked hard enough. I will now.

Googling for Romanescu suggests that it is rare, and is a term applied to cabbage and broccoli as well, and that those vegetables also have the patterns.



blase  Monday Oct 14 02:48 PM

How do I get a job painting cauliflower?



Undertoad  Monday Oct 14 04:33 PM

Looking at it again, now, what I wonder is if the paint is edible.



warch  Monday Oct 14 06:45 PM

Pearlescent acrylic. Probably Liquitex. I wouldnt eat it. Will take 7+ years to digest. Cramping. Cadmium Red Deep- heavy metals- Dont go there. Three-headed offspring. Cerulean Blue- probably not real pigment. Avoid.



And  Tuesday Oct 15 08:38 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by warch
Pearlescent acrylic. Probably Liquitex. I wouldnt eat it. Will take 7+ years to digest. Cramping. Cadmium Red Deep- heavy metals- Dont go there. Three-headed offspring. Cerulean Blue- probably not real pigment. Avoid.
Hmm... that would explain why my neighbors look and act like they do... It must be painted cauliflower.


Joe  Friday Oct 18 02:15 PM

too much time on one's hands

Note to self: When in the produce department, do not "browse" the mushroom section before finishing the rest of the shopping.

Yeesh...

And hey, don't *all* plants grow like fractals?



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