Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Rock, ...

... Paper, Scissors World Championships are going to be held soon (November 11th, to be precise).

This is good. Really.

RPS (Rock-Paper-Scissors, duh) is like a far bigger PHENOMENON than I (or even you, who're you kidding) imagined. Going by the world champions for the last 4 years, the Americans and Canadians seem to be dominating, presently. I think we can do something about that. Seriously.

Anyhow, RPS is so interesting, I feel like pasting the entire wikipedia entry. For instance, it's said to have originated in Japan. There are common cheating strategies like duping with a Paper fake. And there's even a Federal Case that was decided once. The side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana also has an evolutionary strategy based on some sort of biological RPS.

That's the 2005 bronze medallist, Stewart Waldman. Freaky costume. Nice technique, though.

Like I say, you learn something everyday. Thanks to the Piglet for this one.

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