Here are two circles with an eighth removed. As we can see, they can move together. What about adding more such broken circles? How densely can we slide them together?
Here is an example with three circles, each one sixth missing:
This is maybe a little bit remarkable: If you take two such broken circles and rotate them by 60º against each other, you can slide them along each other so that one end point of one circle moves on the other circle, and vice versa. The first question (which must have an easy answer, of course) is: why does this work for these angles?
As shown above, this allows us to pack three of these broken circles together, creating a mild form of prettiness.
Now let’s use four broken circles, with a quarter removed each, rotated by 90º, and colored appropriately:
Again, one can slide these circles along each other. Can you do this with six broken circles? Does this work with other angles?