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x = 5, y = 4, rule = B3/S23 b2o$o2bo$bo2bo$2b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C Still life
Pattern type Strict still life
Number of cells 8
Bounding box 5×4
Frequency class 10.3
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery 1971

Mango (or cigar or havoc[1]) is an 8-cell still life. It can be seen as a weld of two loaves or of two beehives. It was found in 1971.[2]


Mango is the twelfth most common still life on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue, being less common than half-bakery but more common than eater 1. Among all still lifes with 8 cells, it is the second most common, being less common than pond but more common than long barge.[3]  It is also the sixteenth most common object overall on Catagolue.

In Achim Flammenkamp's census, the mango was also ranked twelfth most common, again between the half-bakery and eater 1.[4]

Glider synthesis

All strict still lifes with a population of 20 or fewer cells, as well as all oscillators and spaceships with 16 or fewer cells, are known to be glider-constructible. A glider synthesis of this object can be found in the infobox to the right.

See also


  1. Adam P. Goucher (July 26, 2019). Re: Help with names (discussion thread) at the forums
  2. Robert Wainwright (September 1971). Lifeline, vol 3, page 2.
  3. Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on June 17, 2022.
  4. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.

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