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|Number of cells||197|
|Discovered by||Rob Liston|
|Year of discovery||2018|
Wilma is a methuselah with a lifespan of 39693 generations, discovered by Rob Liston on October 28, 2018, using a custom FPGA soup searcher. It was briefly the longest-lived known methuselah to fit within a 20×20 bounding box, surpassing Fred which was discovered in 2010. In response to its discovery, Adam P. Goucher updated apgsearch to track methuselae, and just three days later, 42100M was discovered by Dave Greene breaking the record once again.
The pattern is named after Wilma Flintstone, the wife of Fred Flintstone in the animated sitcom The Flintstones.
The stable pattern that results from Wilma (excluding 72 escaping gliders) has 3164 cells and consists of 232 blinkers (including 21 traffic lights), 231 blocks, 134 beehives (including five honey farms), 50 loaves, 40 boats, nine ponds, nine ships, six tubs, three toads, two long boats, and one beacon.
- Rob Liston. Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums