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Old 03-25-2002, 09:52 PM   #1
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Who do you think could get out of a maze faster


This is not a question who think humans are gods gift to the world..

If you have two mazes..
Both are exactly the same except one is under water and one is not, if is proportionally smaller..

If you put a squid in one maze and a person in the other who do you think would get out first?
 
Old 03-26-2002, 08:48 AM   #2
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Personally I'd put my money on the Squid. Have you ever seen Squid trying to figure out puzzles (like how to get through/past obstacles in order to eat)? Have you ever seen people in mazes?

Squid are incredibly clever, and quite resourceful creatures. People tend to be very forgetful or repetitive - they will keep trying the same part of the maze time and time again, like they have either forgotton that they've already been there or like they think it may have changed since their last visit .
 
Old 03-26-2002, 11:25 AM   #3
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My money is bet on the squid.

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Old 03-26-2002, 11:59 AM   #4
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Generally, I think the squid would win, but it really depends on the person. Not everyone is stupid, dumb, or idiotic.
 
Old 03-26-2002, 12:50 PM   #5
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erm.... not that i'm anti-squid or prejudiced against our tentacled and tasty friends in any way, but i think i'd go with the human.

mmmm.... calamari...

actually this does sound like a simpsons episode.... in that case, i'd go with the squid.
 
Old 03-26-2002, 01:29 PM   #6
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mmmm.... calamari...

actually this does sound like a simpsons episode.... in that case, i'd go with the squid.
EWWW! Plain disgusting! The first, last and ONLY time i have eaten squid it almost made me puke! Blaghh! Chewy white-purpleish rubber tasting flesh thing...Oh sick...Although my money is on the squid to win, it's not on the squid to eat. I'd rather eat a human... LOL Hmm, too much info again...
 
Old 03-26-2002, 03:17 PM   #7
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My money is bet on the squid.

-trickykid
Me too, all squids have pea sized brains, eight huge tenticles, all with giant dull teeth and the power to crush a volkswagen. That combination is a hell of a problem solver.

In problem solving comparison: 9 out of 10 humans use Windows.

I had to do it, I couldn't resist.

Cheers,

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Old 03-26-2002, 04:38 PM   #8
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Taz.devil wrote:
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EWWW! Plain disgusting! The first, last and ONLY time i have eaten squid it almost made me puke! Blaghh! Chewy white-purpleish rubber tasting flesh thing...
I would have to agree! I have never tasted it, but just looking at it makes me sick.




However, I would not eat human. I am not a humanarian.


(Still voting for the squid.)
 
Old 03-26-2002, 04:40 PM   #9
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well, being underwater, the squid can freely move through three dimensions, as opposed to the humans two... so i go for the squid.

mind you, if M$ have taught me anything, it's that a jet fighter can get out of mazes the fastest. just never trust a ghost to get you out alive....
 
Old 03-27-2002, 11:38 AM   #10
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EWWW! Plain disgusting! The first, last and ONLY time i have eaten squid it almost made me puke! Blaghh! Chewy white-purpleish rubber tasting flesh thing...Oh sick...
Yeah, but was it Calamari a la romana (i.e. battered)? It's just gorgeous! Now, pig's trotters - they're disgusting! They have a nice pork-like taste, but they're just all slimy and...[shivers]erghor, they're just horrible[/shivers].
 
Old 03-27-2002, 12:03 PM   #11
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well, I guess that you could not tell the squid thats its in a maze and to get out, but a human would presumably have this advantage. I go for the human.

Plus as a human got irritated by being stuck in a maze it would look for ways to break out.
Hmm, perhaps not in the spirit of the question but anyway...
someone once said "if you can't win, change the rules"

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Old 03-27-2002, 12:23 PM   #12
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letss see uh, well i like humans, but i like squid, so i think i go with the squid, people are sometimes stupid, some can't even drive!
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Old 03-27-2002, 01:45 PM   #13
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I would have to go with the the squid over the ave human. However mazes are rather easy to get out of. It make take a little longer this way but if you put your hand on the right wall and follow it you will eventually get out. Therefore some humans knowing that could make it out fairly quickly. The only way to make a squid get out would be to starve it some and the place food at the exit of the maze.
 
Old 03-28-2002, 07:04 PM   #14
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Cool

Well I myself couldn't tell you who would win. It depends, say you put the human in the water one and the squid in the non water one, then I'm pretty sure the human would win. But who really can tell? Right? Put you theory to test sometime!
 
Old 03-29-2002, 09:31 AM   #15
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I think someone is confusing a squid with an octopus. There has been some work on the intelligence of the octopus but I haven't seen anything on squid intelligence. The octopus is probably the smartest invertebrate but I don't think it is a genius. I would bet on the person.
 
  


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