What did researchers at University College London determine is the best way to avoid losing at Rock-Paper-Scissors?

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by / July 21, 2011

Answer: By playing with your eyes closed.

ScienceDaily writes, "Players of the game rock paper scissors subconsciously copy each other's hand shapes, significantly increasing the chance of the game ending in a draw, according to new research." 

In matches where one player was blindfolded, "the number of games ending in draws was significantly higher" than those between two sighted players. 

 

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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