Let them eat fractal pancakes

Pancake artists, you need to up your game. Nathan Shields, an illustrator and former math teacher, is turning fried batter into an art form. In order to be a full-time dad, Shields is taking a break from teaching, but his math background — he still blogs about it at 10 Minute Math — is influencing his parenting. What else can explain his creation of edible fractals and mathematical constants?

Oh, you prefer biology? Then chow down on some marine invertebrates, or perhaps a few human organs. An archaeologist at heart? Try his dinosaurs. (Yes, I appreciate the inclusion of a chicken in that set.) Entomology? If Shields can detail the spines of a sea urchin, you better believe that he can cook up insects' legs as well.

And for the geeky cherry on top, take a bite out of Darth Vader. For more, including reptiles and dogs, check out Shields' website, Saipancakes. The name is a play on Saipan, the biggest of the Northern Mariana Islands (a U.S. Commonwealth located between Hawaii and the Philippines) and the one where Shields lives.

Let them eat fractal pancakes

Let them eat fractal pancakes

Let them eat fractal pancakes

Let them eat fractal pancakes

Let them eat fractal pancakes

Let them eat fractal pancakes

Via HuffPo