Frothing puffer

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Frothing puffer
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Pattern type Puffer
Number of cells 175
Bounding box 33×23
Direction Orthogonal
Period 78
Speed c/2
Discovered by Paul Tooke
Year of discovery 2001

A frothing puffer (or frothing spaceship) is a puffer with an apparently unstable (but in fact stable) back end. It can also refer to a specific puffer discovered by Paul Tooke in April 2001[1] which lays ten blinkers and two blocks each period.


  1. Jason Summers' jslife pattern collection. Retrieved on October 28, 2020.

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