What shape is the answer device inside a Magic 8-Ball?

Although Mattel, the toy company that now owns and distributes the toy, calls this patented contraption the “20-sided answer cube,” there is a more mathematically accurate name for the piece.

All twenty-sided polyhedrons are called icosahedrons.

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