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A Better Mouse Trap

Mouse determines if better wins or looses
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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

Gambler's fallacy http://www.financia...ambler-Fallacy.html
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A Better Mousetrap A_20Better_20Mousetrap
Exactly the same idea except completely different. [DrBob, Aug 02 2010]

Trap http://www.thefreedictionary.com/trap
A stratagem for catching or tricking an unwary person [pashute, Aug 02 2010]

Twenty-one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackjack
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 http://www.youtube....watch?v=Fwd-oJevpw8
[pashute, Aug 17 2011]

A better mouse trapped http://www.youtube....NoY&feature=related
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...
Grogster, Aug 02 2010

       Thanks for the question, what is the quest?   

       Actually I was thinking of a famous gambling game (21gamblers.com)   

       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 Gimatria.
pashute, Aug 03 2010

       //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 wager.
mouseposture, Mar 02 2011

       And the house can rig it by putting peanut butter in one slot, which mice actually like.
MechE, Mar 02 2011

       added two links.
pashute, Aug 17 2011

       As noted by @Bushhousemouse Rodent, on his/her Facebook wall recently (paraphrased): "If you build a better mouse trap, we'll send better mice!"
Dub, Aug 18 2011

       [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)
pashute, Aug 19 2011


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