A mathematician figures out the best way to jam an extra star onto the American flag. – Slate Magazine

Three weeks ago, a Senate committee heard testimony on a bill that could bring Puerto Rico a step closer to becoming the 51st state. The Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010, which passed the House in late April, would grant the territory’s residents a vote on the island’s political status, with options including statehood or independence. If Puerto Rico were to become the 51st state—and granted, that’s at least four ifs away—federal law requires that a new star be added to the American flag. One can’t help but wonder: Where would we put it?

click here to read the reddit article discussing Puerto Rico’s recent vote and thoughts on the 51 starred flag

via A mathematician figures out the best way to jam an extra star onto the American flag. – Slate Magazine.

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