A fractal is "a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole"
When a piece of clear cellophane tape (commonly known as "Scotch tape" - take that trademarks) is peeled, it produces X-rays strong enough to image a human finger bone! Building on the initial study from 2008, scientists have found that when peeling the tape off of different surfaces produces a fractal pattern.
From the article:
The findings may lead to a better understanding of the processes involved in peeling, the origin of the X-ray emission, and in the design of better tape that can be reused repeatedly.
...and just for shiz and giggles, I chose Geek because I try to not to have "Social Ineptitude"
Sources -> http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-scientists-fractal-pattern-scotch-tape.html
Fractals Wiki -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal
Venn Source -> http://www.buzzfeed.com/scott/nerd-venn-diagram
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