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Jul 20th 2017 at 9:10:33 PM •••

NVM: But there's also a Fridge Brilliance in this. In ancient Chinese alchemy, there are five elements, and Wood is one of them. Paper is made from trees; trees are wood; in Chinese Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors wood beats earth; rocks are considered earth; therefore, paper beats rock.

Edited by alnair20aug93
Dec 1st 2013 at 5:10:29 PM •••

"The use of rock-paper-scissors to resolve disputes or apportion chores (rather than as a game) is mostly a Japanese Media Trope"

...what? Is the person who wrote this just insane or have they never watched anything but Anime? Using Rock-paper-scissors to solve a disagreement has been an american tradition for decades at the least.

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