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Octopuses have amazing fractals on the surface of their arms. As each arm curls, it produces a visually stunning pattern. A fractal associated with the curling of the octopus’ arm is a sample of the Golden Ratio.
However, there’s another fractal that looks like an octopus. Bonus: it’s got a cool name.
The Dragon Curve fractal is a type of self-similar fractal curves. It uses a recursive method such as the Lindenmayer systems, a parallel rewriting system developed by Aristid Lindenmayer in 1968.
The best visualization of the Dragon Curve is the shape formed when you fold a paper in half consistently. After some time, you unfold the paper and it’ll create a cascading type of shape.
The Dragon Curve is also known as the “Harter-Heighway Dragon” and (equally awesome) “The Jurassic Curve.” This curve was first observed by NASA physicists John Heighway, Bruce Banks, and William Harter.
It was called the Jurassic Curve when Michael Crichton used it for his novel, Jurassic Park. The character Ian Malcolm used the Dragon Curve to simulate what was going to happen in the park when the dinosaurs became loose.
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