A little bit of science, math, and geometry here, but when I like to fly my geek flag, I think about the names of geometric shapes. (I really don’t, but I couldn’t think of a better introduction…).
A shape with three equal sides = triangle
A shape with four equal sides = square
A shape with five equal sides = pentagon
A shape with six equal sides = hexagon
A shape with seven equal sides = heptagon
A shape with eight equal sides = octagon
A shape with nine equal sides = nonagon
A shape with ten equal sides = decagon
A shape with eleven equal sides = hedecagon
A shape with twelve equal sides = dodecagon
For all that information above, it should not surprise you that there is a name for a geometric shape with sixteen equal sides. That name is hexadecagon.
Have you ever seen a building with sixteen sides?
Now you have.
Union College – alma mater of the 21st President of the United States, Chester Arthur.
Why was I at Union College that allowed me the opportunity to take this picture?
As of now, Nott gonna tell ya’.