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[drawing of a Möbius strip]
Möbius strip, drawing by Emily-Jane Dawson

The Möbius strip was invented by August Ferdinand Möbius, a German mathematician. It is a continuous, one-sided structure formed by twisting one end of a rectangular strip 180º and attaching it to the other end. If it can be imagined that the material from which the strip is formed exists in two dimensions only, then the Möbius strip exists within the limitations of two and three dimensions simultaneously (being that it has, technicaly, only one side).

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