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Want to Make the Perfect Bagel? Do It the Mathematically Correct Way

Photo by Amy Pearl via [The Sporkful](http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/06/429437860/cut-your-bagel-the-mathematically-correct-way)

Photo by Amy Pearl via The Sporkful

We’ve got news for you: If you slice your bagel in half, you’re doing it wrong.

Or, at least, that’s how we feel after learning about a new genius way to ensure our bagels have the perfect dough-to-cream-cheese ratio. All it involves slicing the bagel along its Mobius strip.

Alright, so that technical term might sound a little intimidating. But a Mobius strip is just term for a surface with only one side. To make one with a strip of paper, you’d just twist one end halfway and tape the two ends together. It looks like this:

[Wikimedia](https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M%C3%B6bius_strip.jpg)

Wikimedia

This means that if you began drawing a line anywhere on the strip and kept going, you’d end up right back where you started without lifting your pen from the paper.

When you cut two Mobius strips into a bagel, it becomes a perfect, two-tiered masterpiece that guarantees you’ll never have the distressing problem of too much dough and not enough cream cheese.

For step-by-step photos on how to achieve this bagel feat, view Digg’s post here.

H/T The Salt

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