May 27, 2022

# #2625: Field Topology explain

[A row of four signs, each held up by two posts, followed by a row of four rounded lozenge shapes, one for each sign. The signs and lozenge shapes are shaded as if three-dimensional objects, all being flattish with a small third dimension; the four lozenge shapes each have one pair of sides horizontal and the other pair at a slight angle from vertical, denoting a horizontal plane perpendicular to the signs extending “out” towards the viewer, which places each shape “in front” of its sign. All but the first lozenge shape have various numbers of ellipses within the shape - ovoids shaded to denote holes piercing through the objects.]

[Leftmost sign:]

Baseball

Soccer

Tetherball

[The shape below this sign contains no ellipses.]

[Second sign from left:]

Volleyball

Badminton

High jump

[This shape has one large ellipse in the center.]

[Third sign:]

Basketball

Football

Parallel bars

[This shape has two large ellipses - one in the top half and one in the bottom half.]

[Fourth and rightmost sign:]

Olympic swimming

Croquet

[This shape has nine small ellipses - eight arranged symmetrically towards the edges of the shape and one in the center.]

[Caption underneath the signs and shapes:]

No one ever wants to use the topology department’s athletic fields.