Point Socket

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Socket Wrench Types - Number of Points (shape)
... Sockets are colloquially referred to by counting the number of "points" (pointed corners of walls) present in the shape of the nut opening ... For example, the hexagon shape is commonly called a "6 point" socket because the hexagon forms 6 "points" where walls intersect to create sharp pointed corners ... The vast majority of common nut and bolt heads are produced with the 6-point hexagonal gripping shape ...

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    Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.
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