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Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano for August 07, 2015

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  almost 6 years ago

    So German mimes tell the intoxicated what happens of you overdosed yourself by means of acting? Better watch out, Andy Capp and Homer Simpson.

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    James Wolfenstein  almost 6 years ago

    That’s ridiculous. A Tic-Tac-Toe board could have up to 512 outcomes, 2 raised to 9, two possible states for each square (X or O) and 9 squares. But most of them are impossible because you can reach a winning position before filling up the board. The total number is a lot smaller. Considering possible states (with each square being blank, X or O), there are 19683 possible states overall. So, not even doing one move per day.

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    BearsDown Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I don’t think their drunks program is going to go well.

    That’s a French mime.

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    Jogger2  almost 6 years ago

    Does that 26,000 figure include reflections and rotations? Does it include boards which have the same state, but in which the order of getting there is different?

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    Marblemouth  almost 6 years ago

    Me thinks that some of those German drunks were doing the Tic-Tac-Toe math.

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    Rose Madder Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Maybe having to even look at a stupid mime will cause them to change or maybe they’ll turn up drunk so they don’t have to remember what the routine looked like. :)

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    comixbomix  almost 6 years ago

    No, there are really one three outcomes in Tic-Tac-Toe: X wins, O wins, Tie…

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    ChessPirate  almost 6 years ago

    I foresee a lot of mangled Mimes…

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    Brown Leghorn  almost 6 years ago

    Bedbugs will drink your milkshake

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    Stephen Gilberg  almost 6 years ago

    You mean Regine’s.

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    Stephen Gilberg  almost 6 years ago

    Nice to know that Germany has found a way to harness their mimes’ power for good.

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    noreenklose  almost 6 years ago

    I see only 3 outcomes; win, lose, draw.

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    themom1951  almost 6 years ago

    There was a bedbug repellent on the market called Sleep Tight and it used essential oils. It worked to repel fleas and mosquitoes, too. Idiots stopped making it. Good thing there are recipes to make my own all over the Internet.

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    francisrossi  almost 6 years ago

    What a horrible punishment. I hate mimes.

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