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The Mobius strip is sheet of rectangular strip which is given a half-twist
with its ends attached. It has only one edge and only one surface.
It was invented by Augustus Ferdinand
Mobius (1790-1868), a German astronomer and mathematician in 1858.
The Mobius strip
has found its use commercially. In fact, a conveyor belt based on
the Mobius strip has been patented
by B.F.Goodyear Co. This belt is claimed to lasts longer since the
useful surface of the strip is doubled.