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The Honeycombs of 4-Dimensional Bees ft. Joe Hanson | Infinite Series

November 17, 2019

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  • Reply ConnorConnor May 19, 2018 at 5:50 am

    0:27 bee
    0:37 odviously

  • Reply Tesseract A May 28, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    8:12 The question bee_combs

  • Reply Single Dad Life May 29, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    So you are saying that you know how a bees thinks..??YOU HAVE no idea how anything works in life < you are no closer than darwin himself dumb ass>>>!!!!!!…I FEEL SORRY FOR IDIOTS LIKE YOURSELF TO FOLLOW AND "BELIEVE IN DARWIN" HE WAS A MAD MAN CONSIDERED BY MANY, AND TODAY HES WORK IS GARBAGE!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Single Dad Life May 29, 2018 at 10:44 pm


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  • Reply Patrick Barnes July 2, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Could you tell me what the surface area difference is when using a rhombic dodecahedron as your space filling shape? Please if you could even hep lead me to the math I would need to solve it I would greatly appreciate that.

  • Reply Kidyom. U July 28, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Something uncomprehendable, you can't see it. But if you could, you would feel confused and possibly sick.

  • Reply Ghostly Lepton August 9, 2018 at 6:15 am

    She is so beautiful that she makes even non-mathematic enthusiasts watch her show… i was looking through the comments and saw that a lot of people were attracted to her and too distracted to other stuff… i thought it was just because i was still a teen that i was behaving in such a strange way… or probably that i was captivated because of my biology… yet i have come to find out that it is not just the case with me… it is a great show, great enough that people will drink just to pass through the whole video… it is too abstract of concepts rn for me, but one day i hope that i can understand such mathematical intricacies and have my ideal future of pure intellect.

    P.S. I think Space Time and Infinite series will make a great couple… just an opinion

  • Reply RawhideLamp August 28, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Hmm, 666th comment

  • Reply Josh Guyette August 29, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Mmmm, infinite honey comb. 🙂

    Edit: many of those bubbles seemed five sided, not six.

  • Reply Xion Pentagast September 5, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Lol it took 2000 yrs for mathmaticians to figure out what I learned working at a grocery store for 3 months.

  • Reply Ventsislav Simonov September 8, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Cant we just build a machine that creates identical soap bubbles and puts them into a plastic cube sized 1x1x1 meter? Then we see the shape.

  • Reply CShep99 September 11, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    that was nice 10 minute build up of expectation for a "nobody knows what the shape would be" answer. thanks for that.

  • Reply Nishank Patel September 20, 2018 at 4:10 am

    5:05 that look… ?????

  • Reply cmsathm September 25, 2018 at 3:28 am

    So explain this: Why does the bee FLY? Its body is to LARGE for its wings, but still has the ability to FLY? Laws of physics?

  • Reply BIG DICK JIM October 9, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Ugh, move your hands less. It's distracting.

  • Reply Artemis October 18, 2018 at 10:17 pm


  • Reply Jorun Holm October 27, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    I know you man

  • Reply Samir October 30, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I thought it'd be dodecahedrons

  • Reply jerry lowell November 6, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Bees actually start by a circle, but the conditions inside the hive turn it into hexagons. When your a bee keeper you see it early in the year.

  • Reply yuvraj garg November 15, 2018 at 1:45 am

    My Question is Can we Cut a 3-D Cube by a 3-D cube.
    if yes how 4th Dimension helps us.
    the complete question is here:

  • Reply draya1555 November 16, 2018 at 2:01 am

    No wait that is not what happens that make circles and then it expands as it hardens . you can ask vsas game theory and Google.

  • Reply bartek konik December 10, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    And the entire start is wrong… Bees make their honeycombs round but the heat and bees themself accidentally deform them into the "most efficient shape" becouse not the bees love maths but the nature

  • Reply Sai Krithik S December 23, 2018 at 9:57 am

    What about octagons?

  • Reply Mytu Nguyenle December 29, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    I'll never look at bubbles in the same way again

  • Reply The Inflaton Fluctuations January 26, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Circle do the best

  • Reply lokesh sain January 26, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I don't believe that there is a forth spacial dimension.
    Its nature has to be far from our understanding

  • Reply BladesWillxBleed February 9, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    If you pause the video at 6:55 and you count the bubbles in the photo, all the ones that you can see all complete sides. Only about half of them are hexagons. (Depending on how you see some of the bubbles interact with the tiny ones; because this video makes so much of a point to pay attention to equal distribution I count alot of pentagons and heptagons even where there aren't tiny bubbles next door)

  • Reply Milo Morrone February 10, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    This happed on my ? !

  • Reply Nicholas February 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I felt in love

  • Reply ma bob191 March 2, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Nah I think Bees have 6 legs so they must like 6 sided shapes
    Intelligence 100

  • Reply Simon Coppack March 10, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Are bees 3D? They're quite small. If they're just moving along the surface of a 2D honeycomb sheet then I think they're basically 2D. I'm not sure this video really deserves to invoke the fourth dimension.

  • Reply K. Chris Caldwell March 12, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Circles are the most efficient shape, except in packing or tiling a space. A creature builds a circle to store a liquid, but finds space wasted between circles packed together. So the circles are extended into the wasted space, and viola!, hexagons emerge.

  • Reply David Urry March 18, 2019 at 4:10 am

    I disagree. A 4 dimensional bee makes a 2 dimensional honey comb for the same reason a 3 dimensional bee does: Adding the extra dimensional does not actually increase the storage area of the cell relative to the amount of material used. You can confirm this by noting that the bottom of the honeycomb is flat and generally (in a wild hive) matches up with another cone on the other side. However, the 4D bee would have the option of using the 2D shape on multiple axis. Boom. It's still math.

  • Reply Walt F. March 22, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    I found a solution, but it only works for spherical bees in a vacuum…

  • Reply Adam DiRocco March 25, 2019 at 8:00 am

    When Thomas Hales taught your Calculus 1 course

  • Reply Stefan Hermansen March 27, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Bees actually make circles.

  • Reply RODY BLANO March 28, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    she looks cute!! ?

  • Reply mitzapper2 March 28, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Is there an English translation, because I am dead confused ._.

  • Reply Pragya Bhardwaj March 29, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Man I did not understand Jack !!

  • Reply Kishore Battu March 30, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    I still see it as 3 dimensional, what is the 4th dimension identity that is considered?

  • Reply Adam Rosenbaum March 30, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Why wouldn't 12 sided polygons be formed? They're even closer to the shape of a circle.

  • Reply Logan Douglas March 31, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Actually bees make circles and the surface tension pulls them together to make hexagons, you can do it yourself with bubbles. Physics loves hexagons.

    Thanks v sauce

  • Reply Captain Cygni March 31, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    that 4d bee is jittering and it's creepy

  • Reply rodjacksonx April 1, 2019 at 12:44 am

    The Weaire-Phelan structure is a cheat. It uses two different shapes.

  • Reply JayNo2x April 1, 2019 at 5:14 am


  • Reply Dandy Caesara April 1, 2019 at 9:48 am

    You beautiful by the way…

  • Reply Jade Smith April 1, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    “ Mathematics is life!”

    Is what my classmate say to me when I was grade 5…


  • Reply Suani Avila April 2, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    random comment: at 0:23 there is used instead of their if someone know how to fix that I would be satisfied

  • Reply Suani Avila April 2, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    I guess a circle will be really mechanically structured will be stable since it has no bulging sides. Everything is the most equal it can be

  • Reply Jeffrey Black April 3, 2019 at 10:55 am

    A key question to ask when jumping into 4D is how you go into it.
    The honeycomb is effectively a 2D plane stretched in the 3rd dimension.
    Will 4D honeycombs be a 3D plane stretched in the 3rd dimension, or will they be a 2D plane stretched in the 3rd and 4th dimension? Or will they be something completely different.

  • Reply Timothy Beckett April 3, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Concerning the rearrangement of bubble to the most efficient shape, is that the result of entropy?

  • Reply Who cares? April 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Or they just could have squished some cylinders together and called it a day

  • Reply micro tube April 7, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I swear i said it in the beging Actually some scienetisy say that the bees always make circle ones but when it melts there is a buble and if you place more than 3 bubles it will make a hexagon

  • Reply Intrafacial86 April 7, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I would've thought the rhombic dodecahedron:

  • Reply 7evenb April 8, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Why does this video say bees make hexagonal combs but the video you linked said they make circular combs

  • Reply Wayne's Hammer April 8, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Why does this matter?

  • Reply FiNNiK April 10, 2019 at 8:15 am

    I think Kelvin is still right about 4-dimensional bees, I guess they'd continuously use a single shape for the pattern, not multiple ones.

  • Reply Ro Yo Mi April 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    On one hand yes a 4d bee honeycomb could look like that, but that shape is missing the critical feature where each cell is directly accessible and not landlocked inside a superstructure. In other words, those higher dimension shapes make it impossible to enter any cell without having to travel through any other cell, unless as a sufficiently small number of cells is used.

  • Reply Fathen April 11, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Ah not the 4d bees

  • Reply samdaboss Gaming April 12, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Me want honey comb

  • Reply KKKLEJ Matrixo181 April 12, 2019 at 8:59 am

    2:07 Wait There Is 30 More With 34,75,176,378,1024,2049,5040,6000,10000,49283,78956,139683,246345,655476

  • Reply shingshongshamalama April 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    The twist, of course, is that honey bees make circles and then build more circles on those circles in a way that, as they tile more and more circular cells, forces them into hexagonal shape because of the distribution of forces involved.

  • Reply Tesseracttoo April 12, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Bees and ants and other hive insects ARE 4Dimensional, we just see 3D projections of part of them with our 3D senses. That is why they look like a group of almost the same kind of thing that swarms, but there is a lot to them we can't see.

    dun dun duuunnnnn

  • Reply Tamao Umbre April 15, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Honey comes start as circles. But they melt into a hexagon.

  • Reply malzone April 15, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    ? ? ?

  • Reply Joseph Taylor April 16, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    since this video, i wonder, would a 5D bee have a 5D honeycomb, which is arranged into 4D Hexxeracts? A hexxeract is just a 4D version of the 3-D hexagon

  • Reply Shona Ranae Savage April 16, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Also not even insects lay eggs or spew anything with corners. Holes are round no matter the location. Thinking along the lines of the bubble example, what comes out of a bee is rounded at least on the sides. So, it would take more work to make other shapes.

  • Reply Richard Coronado April 17, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Could it be that they were created that way as the Bible so simply informs us. Hebrews 3:4. Intelligent design. That is why it is simple and elegant. JEHOVAH'S work praises him daily. Psalms 19:1. That is why animals that operate off instinct have literally the most simple but ingenious designs. Also, the very ways they are made. The whole earth in harmony really shows this. Even us intelligent greeters Can't stop trying to figure it out and copy it. We have a beautiful gift called free will. We do not operate solely off instinct. We can learn about our Creator from studying his design.

  • Reply Colleen April 28, 2019 at 3:06 am


  • Reply Karotten Kind April 30, 2019 at 11:36 am

    nice, now i know why my herbs come in hexagonal jars…

  • Reply Finn Zaan April 30, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Welp, time to breed some 4D bees

  • Reply Orion D. Hunter May 2, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Bees make circles, then the circles melt into hexagons by the heat of the worker bees.
    Short answer:
    ⃝ → ⬡

  • Reply repeater 27 May 17, 2019 at 1:19 am

    wait a second … PENTAGONS!!!!!

  • Reply Alessandro Tioli May 26, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Interesting topic, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply David William June 18, 2019 at 12:37 am

    6:14 simpular answer

  • Reply Ancient ways June 21, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    efficiently is infinite, actually there is always an undiscovered better way .

  • Reply wascally wabbit July 3, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Bees have six legs that's why they are the best dancers

  • Reply madseh de July 15, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Hoax – there is no physical infinite 2D plane 😉 – What about pentagons on spheres? What is the crystal-pattern of C60?

  • Reply Mars Log July 29, 2019 at 7:04 am

    While I enjoyed the video a lot, and the part about darwin and all that about bees and how they actually create the hexagon shape was wrong, bees actually make circle wax cells, overtime as they work in the hive and the wax warms, pressure bonds them together forming as you know, hexagons; because they are the most efficient, but also most mechanically stable as a result of the 120 degree junctions they form.

  • Reply KAMEH August 1, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Look at bees eyes. They see in hexagons. Carbon based lifeforms have the hexagon as a base structure for construction.

  • Reply KAMEH August 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Crystals and solar reflections are in hexagons

  • Reply akaien koskomy August 5, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Why must we explain everything according to Darwin? Isn't that obivious, they were created by God? Bees are not only behave like math genius but they also can fly, communicate, produce honey(very benificial to us) , have a sting that can hurt with special chemical… How can bees become exist with some coincidences? Actually science is under pressure of materialist authorities.

  • Reply Nathan Weatherly August 9, 2019 at 4:07 am

    7:28 is when she starts talking about the 4th dimension

  • Reply C Haz August 9, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    I watched another video showing that the bees actually create round tubes, but they turn into hex shaped tubes later without their actually building them that way due to surface tensions, the hex shape is what happens.

  • Reply Tudorache Adrian August 14, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    You are looking at this in 2D… But think about structural integrity. Section this in the other way

  • Reply Chris Russell August 20, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    "bees like symmetry and would only use tilings of regular polygons"?
    obviously never saw bumble bees or aussie native bees?

  • Reply Felipe Berlim August 27, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Do cells in a tissue (like skin, for example) obey the same principles in order to have the most volume with the less material for the walls of the cell?

  • Reply Flying Scorpion September 1, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    What about the Rhombic Dodecahedron? 11 years ago I began asking myself the same question: "The square is to the cube, as the hexagon is to the ____?" and the answer I came to was the Rhombic Dodecahedron. I'm surprised that it wasn't talked about in this video. It has the same length of edge for every edge, and every face is the same as well. It uniformly fills 3d space. It has a hexagonal lattice arrangement in one direction, and it has a checkerboard lattice structure in another direction. It looks like a cube when viewed from one direction, and it looks like a hexagon from another. It's a neat structure. If I were to make a modern version of minecraft, I would use the Rhombic Dodecahedron as my building block.

  • Reply Jonathan alis September 2, 2019 at 7:42 am

    A computer simulation could solve?
    Set the algorithm to behave like bubbles. Would be a minimization problem solver.

  • Reply brandishoogy September 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    I thought you said bees build round shaped honey combs and through the heat caused by the bees and temperature, the surface tension pulled them into the 6 sided shapes? So which is it? The heat and tension pulling them into the shapes of are the bees building them that way?

  • Reply Sameer September 5, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    She is gorgeous ????

  • Reply cilaboom September 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    It's hard to pay attention. I keep trying to picture her naked.

  • Reply Megan Jackson October 6, 2019 at 2:45 am

    There circle then soften to hexagon

  • Reply Genius Canyon October 10, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Darn, you got me convinced that a bee is smarter than me!

  • Reply Mmatt Dude October 16, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Now just take the hexagon and subdivide them jnto pentagons what an interesting relationship

  • Reply Dumpster Fire October 18, 2019 at 4:23 am

    hexagons are just squares and triangles combined

    change my mind

  • Reply Joshua B October 28, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Apparently God's Holy City in the 4th Dimension is a hyper-cube, according to the dimensions in Revelation.

  • Reply William M November 10, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Bees are also polymaths: they like to dance too!

  • Reply Christine McCrea November 10, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Did anyone ever consider that the bees are trying to build square cells but end up with hexagonal cells becauseof their compound eyes? :3

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