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WaxRubiks
2017-Feb-04, 02:41 PM
I mean not exactly spherical, but more random....a 3-potato?

grapes
2017-Feb-04, 02:50 PM
By that you don't just mean a triaxial ellipsoid, it has divots and bumps. I call that a "clod"

WaxRubiks
2017-Feb-04, 03:02 PM
If the universe is a closed system I doubt it would be a simple shape, but more likely to be lumpy, like a 3-potato....,so maybe there should be a proper name i thought.

Trebuchet
2017-Feb-04, 03:20 PM
"Potatoy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Potato_Head)" is my favorite typo of the day, so far.

WaxRubiks
2017-Feb-04, 03:24 PM
I suppose it should be potatoee?

grapes
2017-Feb-04, 03:36 PM
"Potatoy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Potato_Head)" is my favorite typo of the day, so far.
Ha! Pota-toy!

But, yeah, it wasn't a typo. Potato-y, potato-like. Maybe, potatoey?

ETA:

I suppose it should be potatoee?
Isn't that who gets hit by the potatoer, in a food fight?

Shaula
2017-Feb-04, 04:47 PM
I mean not exactly spherical, but more random....a 3-potato?
What do you call a circle that is not shaped like a circle but more random? Irregular is about the best you are going to get.

01101001
2017-Feb-04, 05:00 PM
If potatoey.or potatoe-shaped makes you think of the shape of potatoes, the answer is obvious: universe-shaped.

Effective no matter how it turns out.

grapes
2017-Feb-04, 07:11 PM
So, "universal"?

Solfe
2017-Feb-05, 12:44 AM
One of the episodes of Cosmos has Carl Sagan in a classroom handing out pictures. At one point he says something to the effect of "Who wants a potato-shaped moon?" I love that bit.

Ara Pacis
2017-Feb-05, 04:00 AM
Ha! Pota-toy!

But, yeah, it wasn't a typo. Potato-y, potato-like. Maybe, potatoey?

ETA:

Isn't that who gets hit by the potatoer, in a food fight?

that looks like a typo for patouie... [edit] patooey, though I'm not sure if I spelt that right.

As for the OP, maybe tuberous works, or perhaps a need a new word: tuberloid?

John Mendenhall
2017-Feb-05, 07:19 AM
I mean not exactly spherical, but more random....a 3-potato?

A planet.

Strange
2017-Feb-05, 08:27 AM
Do you mean a 3-sphere?

In which case, I would call it a hyper-potato.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-sphere

Noclevername
2017-Feb-05, 08:28 AM
Hypertato.

Strange
2017-Feb-05, 09:56 AM
Hypertato.

I think we have a winner.

DaCaptain
2017-Feb-05, 10:15 AM
I mean not exactly spherical, but more random....a 3-potato?

Spudnik :D

grapes
2017-Feb-05, 11:35 AM
A planet.

Well if you scale it up to that size, it probably just needs -oid added on

So, it would be a potatoid, but I still like clodoid.

publiusr
2017-Feb-05, 07:44 PM
By that you don't just mean a triaxial ellipsoid, it has divots and bumps. I call that a "clod"

Somebody mention me?

Swift
2017-Feb-06, 02:48 PM
Spudnik :D
:lol:

You like potato and I like potahto
You like tomato and I like tomahto
Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto
Let's call the whole thing off

grapes
2017-Feb-10, 09:44 AM
A planet.
On an unrelated topic, I ran across this, the Potsdam Gravity Potato:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141215.html

01101001
2017-Feb-12, 10:31 PM
And now asteroids come in not just potato shape, but also diced potatoes: Universe Today: Meet Asteroid 2017 BQ6 — A Giant, Spinning Brick (http://www.universetoday.com/133390/asteroid-2017-bq6-looks-like-brick/)