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Monty's Marathon Diary: Wonder Woman Suits Up For One Last Adventure

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I *loved* the alien pyramid episode as a kid and was waiting with eager anticipation for you to cover it. As soon as you reminded me that there were 99 pieces I absolutely was curious to know if it could be divided that way.

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I wasn't curious if I could divide it into 99 pieces until you told me I couldn't. Now I have to head off to Google to find out what are my actual choices in the vicinity of 99.

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So far as I can tell, each level n has n² tetrahedrons.  The top level has 1, the second level adds 4 more, the third level adds 9 more, etc.  That comes to either 91 (6 levels as shown in the photo) or 140 (7 levels).  If anyone is better at spacial geometry than I am (highly likely) please feel free to correct me.

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That's only counting tetrahedrons on the outside, right? If it's solid all the way through, there could be a lot more.

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Seeing the images from the alien pyramid episode gave me a flashback to nightmares I had as I kid. That episode scared me and I think it may have been the last one I ever watched as a result.

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Thank you Monty for this trip down memory lane. It's been a hoot following along with you!

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That's only counting tetrahedrons on the outside, right? If it's solid all the way through, there could be a lot more.

 

Actually, it turns out that I was wrong: you can't evenly divide a tetrahedron into a bunch of smaller tetrahedrons.  I won't pretend to understand the math on that page, and instead will accept it as true since I saw it on the Internet.

 

I've really enjoyed this series, btw!

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Best Marathon Diary Ever! Thank you! Now start on Lindsay Wagner [No relation to Lyle] 's Bionic Woman. Oscar! Rudy! Robots whose faces are ripped off in a fight with Jaime Sommers. That's all I remember I was only six. 58 episodes.

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I was going to say we know it's the '70s because the adorable monkey sidekick was a thing for a while then. Friends made a half-assed attempt to bring it back.

 

There was a typo in your post.  I corrected it for you.

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