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Little Euclids

On my cereal box there's a coupon for $5 off the DVD adventure The Legend of the Golden Pyramid, in which "the Little Einsteins head for Egypt to unlock the mystery of the Golden Pyramid." On the back of the box parents are encouraged to Share the Adventure: Make Your Own Pyramid.

Are any Egyptian pyramids tetrahedrons? I am guessing that the "Kid-Tested" claim at the top of the text refers to the cereal and not these directions. Just try gluing three cardboard triangles together with a preschooler and see if you get a pyramid.

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simonator
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
Not very useful or informative instructions. I believe that the 4 triangles are intended to form the sides, and that there is no bottom piece. That would be more pyramidical than a tetrahedron.
koralleen
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
Moreover, if you want to use pure triangles (no tabs)--and I think there's an argument for that, but nothing to stress over--then you had better use tape to hold them together. I think General Mills should pay me to give their boxes the once-over before they hit the shelves.
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