A hexagon can be tiled together with a bunch of other hexagons to form a nice pattern. And while things like circles (or tubes) are structurally sturdier, they waste space.

This is why bees build honeycombs into hexagons; they're sturdy, and don't waste any space.

Wonder how many generations it took them to figure that one out.

Hexagons fit well into society due to their shining personality. They like to stay in shape.

Geometric shapes

Hex"a*gon (?), n. [L. hexagonum, Gr. six-cornered; six (akin to E. six) + angle.] Geom.

A plane figure of six angles.

Regular hexagon, a hexagon in which the angles are all equal, and the sides are also all equal.

© Webster 1913.

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