Why we're covering this:
- We all have some experience with self-righting objects, but this one is unlike anything you've seen
- It could explain a common question people have about turtles
You know those inflatable clown bop bags that always stand back up no matter how hard they're punched down? The gömböc is basically that. The difference is this shape was born of mathematical theory, it has a consistent weight throughout, and you'd be hard-pressed to find one at a kid's birthday party.