French kiss

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French kiss
o9b$3o7b$3bo6b$2bo2b2o3b$2bo4bo2b$3b2o2bo2b$6bo3b$7b3o$9bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 GPS 2 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 18
Bounding box 10×9
Period 3
Mod 3
Heat 4
Volatility 0.27
Strict volatility 0.27
Discovered by Robert Wainwright
Year of discovery 1971

French kiss (or eaters plus) is a period-3 oscillator that was found by Robert Wainwright in July 1971.[1]


French kiss was one of the best-known oscillators with no known glider synthesis[2] until October 2013, when Martin Grant presented a 23-glider synthesis.[3] BlinkerSpawn found an 18-glider synthesis based on soups identified by Goldtiger997 on January 12, 2017;[4] further improvements were made the same day by Mark Niemiec and Luka Okanishi, yielding 16- and 10-glider synthesis respectively.


  1. "Eaters plus". The Life Lexicon. Stephen Silver. Retrieved on April 28, 2009.
  2. Mark D. Niemiec. "Life Objects Sorted by Name (F)". Retrieved on January 9, 2015.
  3. Martin Grant (October 19, 2013). Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the forums
  4. BlinkerSpawn (January 12, 2017). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the forums

See also

External links

  • 18P3.20 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs