How are you cutting your bagels? With a boring straight down the middle cut, or into a delicious linked breakfast chain, using the Mobius strip method?

Computer science professor and sculptor George Hart put together this video showing his method for slicing a bagel using a two-twist Mobius strip as the cutting guide. The result? A delicious-looking geometry problem of a bagel, that is cut so it's two halves remain linked together like so:


Image: George Hart

It's not just a way to the impress other, lesser breakfast-makers in your orbit, though. Hart's mobius strip method has one other significant advantage over the traditional straight cut: more exposed surface area on which to spread the cream cheese.


[via FlowingData]