Footie ballsup: Petition kicks off to fix 'geometrically impossible' street signs

www.theregister.co.uk | 10/10/2017 | Staff
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A petition has been launched to update the UK Traffic Signs Regulations to a geometrically correct football.

The ball shown on UK street signs, to denote football grounds, is made up entirely of hexagons. And if you care about your geometry, you'll know mathematically impossible to construct a ball using only hexagons.

Pattern - Hexagons - Pentagons - Awareness - Appreciation

"Changing this to the correct pattern of hexagons and pentagons would help raise public awareness and appreciation of geometry," reads the petition.

So far the petition against "Statutory Instrument 2016 No. 362, the image for a Football ground (Leisure facility), [which] is incorrectly a pattern of white and dark hexagons" has received more than 10,000 signatures. This means the UK government will have to respond and inform the petitioner what it will do. The aim is to get 100,000...
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