The true madness of a viral wing pricing scheme | The Verge

If you’ve been on Twitter in the past week, you may have seen this bewildering wing menu. I saw it a few days ago, and it has consumed my thoughts in every unoccupied moment since. We know nothing of where it came from or why, although it’s probably safe to assume it’s a wing place.

It’s weird, of course — just set a price per wing! — but as I pondered the numbers, more and more strangeness revealed itself. Like a fractal curve, it failed to cohere on closer inspection, producing only deeper challenges and further unknowns.

To begin, here is a chart of the price of the various quantities of wing, the beginning of our journey. It may seem simple, but I promise you, it is maddeningly complex.

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