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This is two circles intersecting twice at right angles. The minimal surface you get has 5 faces (one appears in the middle).

The Pringle's chip is a minimal surface! It is easy to see the curvature.

This minimal surface with octahedral boundary has 9 faces. One is a rhombus in the middle.

various attempts to illustrate a monkey saddle (a saddle that you would be comfortable sitting in if you had a large tail).

This is a failed attempt to get a nice surface bounding the figure eight knot.

This is the skelaton of a pentagonal prism. The minimal surface shown has 16 faces.

- one pentagonal face in the center
- ten trapazoidal faces
- five triangular faces

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