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|Number of cells||6|
|Bounding box||4 × 3|
|Year of discovery||1970|
Century is a hexomino. It is a common methuselah that evolves into three blocks and a blinker after 103 generations. It produces a temporary toad at generation 59 which is destroyed at generation 79. It is a parent of the bookend.
Century can be eaten by a configuration of three eater 1s surrounding a beehive, as shown below (century is upper-right in each case). A much smaller century eater was found by Ivan Fomichev in 2013. Both of them play a prominent role in the bistable switch.
- Link to Catagolue
- David Raucci (August 26, 2022). Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
- Ivan Fomichev (June 8, 2013). Re: What do you want out of (conway's) life this year? (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
- Tropylium (July 11, 2012). Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums