Why is Flickr so awesome?? Sometimes you find photos of nature that you can’t believe exists in the real world, like this one shot by christian&alicia. Is this a coral, or flower, or pollen? Actually, it’s a vegetable called a Romanesco broccoli, which originated in Italy. The number of spirals on the head of a Romanesco broccoli is a Fibonacci number. If you watched the TV show Numb3rs (or if you’re a mathematics major), you may have heard of the Fibonacci number.

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photo credit: christian&alicia (unshopped!)

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