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“Fake” Borromean rings

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At first sight, the figure seems to represent Borromean rings: instead, if we observe it more closely, we realize that the red circumpherence can be unthread from the other two, which are indeed linked together. See the interactive animation Borromean and non-Borromean rings to understand the difference.
This image has been realized with the computer program KnotPlot.

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Three or more components knots (Topology)

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