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It is a parent of the bookend.
Century can be eaten by a configuration of three eater 1s surrounding a beehive, as shown below. A much smaller century eater was found by Ivan Fomichev in 2013. Both of them play a prominent role in the bistable switch.
- Ivan Fomichev (June 8, 2013). Re: What do you want out of (conway's) life this year? (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums