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35558.  Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:15 pm Reply with quote
1:1.618 is the Golden Ratio, the ratio of the forearm to the arm, one edge
of an A4 piece of paper to the other, and an ammonite shell as seen in the link.
But has anyone noticed...
The "screens" that come up behind the contestants are divided into black
lines... the ratio of one line to the next is the Golden Ratio...
It's exactly the same as the grid on that ammonite above...
Am I the first to notice this???
- FeynmanMH42

35564.  Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:19 pm Reply with quote

I've heard of this golden ratio, its all voer the human body isn't it? But that's so clever, I can't belive you spotted it, I always thought it was vaugely abstract and something to distract the audience if the talking was too much to handle.

35571.  Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:26 pm Reply with quote

You're the first person to draw attention to it, as far as I know. There was a prize which we were going to give to whoever was first, but we got fed up waiting and drank it.

35609.  Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:45 pm Reply with quote


35731.  Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:12 am Reply with quote

This is probably going to sound rediculously picky, pedantic and nerdy, but the ratio of the length to width of a sheet of A4 paper is not the "golden ratio" but the square root of 2.

That's what comes from working in an office for 8 hours a day.

35752.  Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:15 am Reply with quote

Oh yes. In fact, you told us this before: post 18693. It must feel like talking to a brick wall, sometimes.

Rory Gilmore
35831.  Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:59 pm Reply with quote

I didn't mention the Golden Spiral because I thought it obvious.
Here's how to draw your own:

And the square used:
(some of the circles are unneccessary if you have a straight edge).

Rory Gilmore
35832.  Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:02 pm Reply with quote

Φ = (√5+1) / 2 to be exact.

35835.  Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:04 pm Reply with quote

It seems that Jenny beat everyone to it post 3310, of course she couldn't possibley have seen the show so wouldn't know the relevence of her post

Rory Gilmore
35837.  Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:09 pm Reply with quote

We researched it in second year, so I reckon I beat Jenny to finding it. Is there any significance of the diagonal line drawn through the QI screens (and desks)?

35855.  Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:47 pm Reply with quote

But I believe I was the first to notice the QI panel screen...? ;)

35892.  Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:21 pm Reply with quote

As far as I know, feynman, that's absolutely true.

And well done.

Delighted to know that the designer's wonderful (if subtle) idea didn't go for nothing!


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