Century

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Century
Century image
Pattern type Methuselah
Lifespan 103 generations
Number of cells 6
Bounding box 4×3
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown

Century is a common methuselah and hexomino that evolves into three blocks and a blinker. It is a parent of bookend. David Buckingham built a period 246 glider gun using a century as the engine in June 1996.

Century eater

Century can be eaten by a configuration of three eater 1s surrounding a beehive, as shown below. This eater plays a prominent role in the bistable switch.

The century eater
RLE: here

A much smaller century eater compatible with the bistable switch was found by Ivan Fomichev in 2013.

Century eater 2
RLE: here

External links

  • Century at Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Life