Thursday, September 18, 2008

Spicing Up The Coin Toss

Ah, the coin toss. Answerer of questions. Settler of disputes.

There are a variety of ways of flipping a coin, but I find the most satisfying way is achieved by flipping the coin in the air and letting it fall on the ground.

Such a simple action can get boring if you do it enough times. I have come up with a novel idea that will make each coin toss fresh and exciting.

If a coin lands on heads or tails, the usual rules apply. If the person calls heads and the coin comes up heads, they win. If it comes up tails, they lose.

However, if a coin flip results in the coin landing on its edge, the coin toss flipper and the coin toss caller must immediately engage in a fight to the death, after which the victor is entitled to consume the heart of the loser (to absorb their strength).

I'm relatively certain that the probability of a coin landing on its edge, rather than heads or tails, must be extremely minute (math nerds, help me out with the statistics if you have some time to spare). So, while there is little danger of being thrust into a horrific, bloody fight, the possibility is always there.

Did I just add a little spice to your life? You're welcome!


Some Guy said...

Brilliant! This truly is the blog of new ideas.

kim said...

In my new middle age, I have developed a fear of coins. I wonder what wearing latex gloves while flipping coins would do?

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I use coin flipping to determine whether or not I do certain things when I can't decide between them. However, I don't necessarily obey the coin's outcome. When the coin lands and the decision is made, if I feel a pang of disappointment from it, I just do the other thing. If I feel satisfaction from the coin's result, I know I'm doing the right thing.

Sometimes I tell people this and they look terrified, as if I'm breaking a law by not always bowing to the coin's decree.

dguzman said...

This always happens to me. I can't tell you how many hearts I've consumed.