Friday, October 12, 2012


You've heard of the HEXAGON but have you heard of

I found a blog post from some adorably clever brothers and one of their posts informs readers that the word SEXAGON also describes a 6-sided shape but has fallen out of fashion and we now commonly use the word HEXAGON instead.  The word SEXAGON uses the prefix SEX (latin for six) to describe things with 6's, like SEXTUPLETS (6 babies born at once) or a SEXTET (a group of six) or a SEXTANT (like a quadrant but a sixth of the space instead of a fourth.) The brother that wrote the post wants the word to be made popular again - and so do I! They have a post called "I'm Bringing Sexagon Back" which basically goes over a brief history and then shows lots of photos of sexagons - and that's what I'm going to do - help bring SEXAGON back! 
There's a SEXAGON in the center of the flower.

3 irregularly shaped SEXAGONS on the top of a turtle's shell.

Of course our beloved HEX nuts but we're going to have to start calling them SEX nuts. (Let's see if we sell more of them since SEX sells.)

A card I found that showcases my favorite shape.

"STOP calling me a HEXAGON - I'm a SEXAGON!" said the stop sign.
There is one in the sky! This constellation is the Winter Hexagon - which we will now and forever call the Winter SEXAGON (although, as the Greeks probably named it, hexagon may be more appropriate, as hex is Greek for 6.) Click here to see what the constellation looks like: Winter SEXAGON

Probably the most famous natural SEXAGONS made by busy little honey bees.

Sexy SEXAGON tights...I'm going to get them for my sisters.

And lastly quilters love SEXAGONS - I've seen this pattern done SEX million times.

And that's the SEXAGON.


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