Saturday, January 14, 2012

Expanded Classics: Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock

Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock is an expansion of the classic "rock-paper-scissors" which includes two additional weapons: the lizard (formed by the hand as a sock-puppet-like mouth) and Spock (formed by the Star Trek Vulcan salute).

Originally invented by Sam Kass and Karen Bryla, it received wider popularity when it was used by the character Sheldon Cooper on the sitcom 'Big Bang Theory'.

The rules are:
  1. Scissors cut paper,
  2. Paper covers rock,
  3. Rock crushes lizard,
  4. Lizard poisons Spock,
  5. Spock smashes scissors,
  6. Scissors decapitate lizard,
  7. Lizard eats paper,
  8. Paper disproves Spock,
  9. Spock vaporizes rock, and
  10. Rock crushes scissors.
Below is a pictorial representation of the above mentioned rules:

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