A mathematician confided

That the Möbius strip is one-sided

And you’ll get quite a laugh

If you cut one in half

For it stays in one piece, undivided!

– Anonymous via @ColinTheMathmo

A mathematician named Klein

Found the Möbius Loop quite divine

Said he, “If you glue

The edges of two

You get a weird bottle like mine!”

– Anonymous

The topological part of my brain

Finds Möbius strips quite a strain

But I make you this pledge:

I’ll glue one at its edge

And build a real projective plane

– RE

Any more? (Or can anyone give me attributions for the Anons?)

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Asked the good Dr. Klein “What’s the fuss?

Regarding my bottle don’t cuss!

Just be very aware, storing liquids with care,

that what’s inside and out you don’t muss!”