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Breaking scandal at the BBC

UPDATE: This has ended up being one of the most popular Sciencebase blog posts and garnered almost 100 retweets. Despite this, the BBC is yet to hex their oct. Bizarre really, they spent several minutes on Radio4 Today discussing how to genetically modify Brussels sprouts to avoid stinky farts but they cannot get their crystalline water symmetry right…

This is a disgrace. Octagonal snow flake (actually a snow crystal) on BBC’s 2012 Christmas ident. Snowflakes abide by hexagonal symmetry due to crystal packing characteristics of water molecules in ice. As they would know if they’d read Deceived Wisdom. Hasn’t there been enough scandal at The Beeb this year without this?

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