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Recursive giraffe

May 30, 2015

In searching for some other cartoons yesterday, I came across this entertaining New Yorker cartoon by Farley Katz:

Yes, a recursive giraffe: each of its “horns” (technically, ossicones) is a giraffe, and each of their horns is a giraffe, and so on.


Recursive sushi

September 3, 2013

On Facebook yesterday, this wonderful instance of recursive sushi:


A hosomaki with several hosomaki embedded within it. (Maybe it should be called a homomaki.) This could of course be continued, with an even larger nori-wrapped roll containing several rolls like the one in #1.

This image came to me from Dan Everett. And then there’s a story.