Remember the earlier post where I received the tiny battery I ordered in a gargantuan box?
Reader Andrew Roberson pointed out that the cause was "on-demand packaging," a practice which the company that provides Staples' fulfillment machinery uses.
In any case, here's another lesson about packaging--not for packages you receive, but for when you DIY your own package and ship it out. Whatever you do, don't make or use a box that has equilateral sides. Why? Because this:
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To be fair, that package was a scale model of Sisyphus.
What about equilateral tetrahedra? Wouldn't those be intrinsically stable?