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Rather than a simple Caught/Not-Caught mousetrap, this contraption has a circular base, which begins rotating once the mouse enters it. The mouse has a single chance at catching one of 21 pieces of cheese (each a different type) Once it chooses the piece, it is immediately and automatically thrown out
of the better trap. The better (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/better - 'Variant of Bettor') then gets closer to see what number was chosen, and leans on the contraption. BANG! A big sign pops up which reads: "Win Win - If the mouse gets the cheese, you can certainly outsmart it. 2$ for a $500 chance!".
I leave it to the better part of the other half to bake the gruesome details.
I have my cat skin shield ready for the fishies.
[pashute, Aug 02 2010]
A Better Mousetrap
Exactly the same idea except completely different. [DrBob, Aug 02 2010]
A stratagem for catching or tricking an unwary person [pashute, Aug 02 2010]
Blackjack, also known as Twenty-one or Vingt-et-un (French : "twenty-one"), is the most widely played casino banking game in the world [pashute, Mar 01 2011]
A truly better mouse trap
[pashute, Aug 17 2011]
A better mouse trapped
The better mouse appears towards the end [pashute, Aug 17 2011]
||Hey, I'd like to try running the gauntlet --- can you make one big enough for people to run through? I rather fancy a piece of Havarti cheese this morning...
||Thanks for the question, what is the quest?
||Actually I was thinking of a famous gambling game
|| but now that you mention it: 21 has personal
significance: Hebrew date of posting, also Hebrew
date of my anniversary and my wife's initials in
||//Rather than a simple Caught/Not-Caught mousetrap//
Schrödinger's mouse exists in a superposition of 21 cheese-
states (käsezustanden) until the better (wetter) places a
||And the house can rig it by putting peanut butter in one
slot, which mice actually like.
||As noted by @Bushhousemouse Rodent, on his/her Facebook wall recently (paraphrased): "If you build a better mouse trap, we'll send better mice!"
||[mechE] I didn't mean to offend, but figured I did...
deleted the anno, and will delete this one after your
response. (There's no way to discuss privately on HB)