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Hurt and Heal (+/-) #9: Best Invention:Electrical Generation

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Here we go! Welcome to Hurt and Heal 9!

The Hurt and Heal Game

Here's the goal:

Make your favorite choice win, and make your least favorite choice lose.

Winning and Losing:

Winning: The first choice that reaches 100 (or the last choice standing) wins, ending the game.

Losing: As each choice reaches 0, it is removed from the list. It has lost.

In the event that only two choices remain, both scores are reset to 50 and the "shootout" begins!

What you do:

"Hurt" a choice by subtracting 10 from its score.

"Heal" a choice by adding 5 to its score.

(You must do both of these in each turn)

Rules:

You may only "Hurt and Heal" once each day.

Once a choice reaches 0, it is gone. You may not re-add it to the list. Let it die an honorable death. :-)

The posted scoreboard comprises the only options. You may not add new options. Discussion will be held before each edition of (+/-); discuss choices there.

If someone "beats you" in posting, change your scoreboard to reflect the change. Be courteous.

Keep it on topic. You can talk briefly about how you chose what to hurt and heal, but take any off topic threads to .

Also, if you have any ideas for the theme for the next Hurt & Heal, post them underneath your scoreboard. That'll make prep for the next one easier.

Everyone clear? All right!

The theme for this Hurt and Heal Game is...

Best Invention!

Here's the starting scoreboard, presented in alphabetical order and assembled after very little thought and careless consideration. Well, maybe not completely careless. I've tried to leave out the basic Simple Machines (screw, wheel, pulley, lever) as those are so basic. These are slightly higher-level inventions, the creators/discoverers of which we can get pretty close to identifying.

[50] Automobiles

[50] Antibiotics

[50] Computer

[50] Electrical Generation

[50] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[50] Pump

[50] Refrigerator

[50] Telecommunications

[50] Television

[50] Toilet

As you're voting, please include a reasoning for why you're voting the way you are. Sure, it may seem self-evident to you; but maybe not to everyone! It's obvious that everything on this list revolutionized the world in one way or another. Try to make clear why you think your invention did so more than the others.

Let's do this thing!

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[50] Automobiles

[50] Antibiotics

[50] Computer

[55] Electricity

[50] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[50] Pump

[50] Refrigerator

[50] Telecommunications

[40] Television

[50] Toilet

+Without the harness of electricity, what else is possible?

-Kill your TV

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[50] Automobiles

[50] Antibiotics

[50] Computer

[60] Electricity

[50] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[40] Pump

[50] Refrigerator

[50] Telecommunications

[40] Television

[50] Toilet

edit:sorry forgot reasons...

electricity because without it where would we be. we'd proably be in the stone age lol

and the pump. what good use does the pump have.ooo it can move liquids and gases and loads of other stuff but im sure theres an equally good way

o and bb :( you hurt my feelings by hurting the t.v :( the tv gives us loads of things but we need electricity more :D

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[40] Automobiles

[50] Antibiotics

[50] Computer

[60] Electricity

[50] Light Bulb

[55] Printing Press

[40] Pump

[50] Refrigerator

[50] Telecommunications

[40] Television

[50] Toilet

Hurt: Automobiles - They're killing our planet!

Heal: Printing Press - Go Gutenberg!

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[40] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[50] Computer

[60] Electricity

[50] Light Bulb

[55] Printing Press

[40] Pump

[50] Refrigerator

[50] Telecommunications

[40] Television

[40] Toilet

Think where we'd be without antibiotics?

And a toilet can be a hole in the ground (eew), it doesn't have to be a ceramic pot attached to a pump and sewage outlet...

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Hmm, can electricity be classed as an invention considering it is a natural phenomenon? Rather, the devices used to harness and utilise electricity are the true inventions.

[30] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[50] Computer

[60] Electricity

[50] Light Bulb

[55] Printing Press

[40] Pump

[50] Refrigerator

[55] Telecommunications

[40] Television

[40] Toilet

Hurt - walk or swim.

Heal - making the World that little bit smaller.

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Whoa, R3VENGE, what happened to...

Rules:

You may only "Hurt and Heal" once each day.

...?

Four minutes...?!

I have also amended my vote scoreboard to reflect R3VENGE's recent omissions.

For record's sake, here's the current one...

[30] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[50] Computer

[60] Electricity

[50] Light Bulb

[55] Printing Press

[40] Pump

[50] Refrigerator

[55] Telecommunications

[40] Television

[40] Toilet

That should be right.

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Hmm, can electricity be classed as an invention considering it is a natural phenomenon? Rather, the devices used to harness and utilise electricity are the true inventions.

Same thing with Antibiotics, really. You're right. But "best discoveries and inventions" was too long for the subject line, once we get the winner up there. :-)

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Hmm, can electricity be classed as an invention considering it is a natural phenomenon? Rather, the devices used to harness and utilise electricity are the true inventions.

Agreed. I'm glad I'm not the only one. :)

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[30] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[55] Computer

[60] Electricity

[50] Light Bulb

[55] Printing Press

[40] Pump

[50] Refrigerator

[55] Telecommunications

[30] Television

[40] Toilet

Computers are an interesting invention, without them I know I wouldn't have met or talked to loads of people.

We've never had a television so if they all got blown up I doubt I'd miss it.

I'm with Myrddin & Ash on the electricity front, it's a discovery, maybe that'd be a good theme for another time?

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*sigh* everybody's a critic. Fine, I've changed how it reads. Happy now?

[30] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[55] Computer

[50] Electrical Generation

[50] Light Bulb

[60] Printing Press

[40] Pump

[50] Refrigerator

[55] Telecommunications

[30] Television

[40] Toilet

Yeesh, folks, it's just a game. If you had better ideas, why didn't you put them forth?

*sigh* Anyway, thank you for letting me vent...

In other news: The printing press has set the stage for every scientific and cultural advance since its inception. That's why it gets my vote. :-)

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[20] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[55] Computer

[50] Electrical Generation

[50] Light Bulb

[60] Printing Press

[40] Pump

[50] Refrigerator

[60] Telecommunications

[30] Television

[40] Toilet

Hurt: automobiles because they hurt the environment, essentially

Heal:I'd rather not yell across the street to communicate :)

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Please note that Printing Press should be up to 60. I healed it with my vote today, as did David. When Myrddin scrubbed R3VENGE's duplicate, he nixed my vote as well. :P

Fixed. :-) Thanks for spotting that.

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[20] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[55] Computer

[50] Electrical Generation

[50] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[40] Pump

[55] Refrigerator

[60] Telecommunications

[30] Television

[40] Toilet

Heal: Fridge...MMM food.

Hurt: Printing Press. Why when you have computers? (I know it was invented years ago.)

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[20] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[60] Computer

[50] Electrical Generation

[50] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[40] Pump

[55] Refrigerator

[60] Telecommunications

[30] Television

[30] Toilet

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Are the rules too hard to understand?

I just corrected the last two entries because each of them only did a -5 to their "hurt" choice.

Remember folks:

+5

-10

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[10] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[60] Computer

[55] Electrical Generation

[50] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[40] Pump

[55] Refrigerator

[60] Telecommunications

[30] Television

[30] Toilet

Heh, check this out:

Computer- American

Electrical Generation- American

Light Bulb- American

Printing Press- American

Pump- ???

Telecommunications- American

Television- American

Toilet- American

America clearly owns all other countries 8)

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[10] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[65] Computer

[55] Electrical Generation

[50] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[30] Pump

[55] Refrigerator

[60] Telecommunications

[30] Television

[30] Toilet

ERR. hard choice

Heal: Computer, what would I do without one, JK. It just that i grew up with one.

Hurt: Pump I have never used it....

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Hurt: Printing Press. Why when you have computers?
Hurt: Pump I have never used it....

I didn't know this was the humor thread.

Can't. Stop. Laughing.

Send help. :mrgreen:

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Hurt: Printing Press. Why when you have computers?
Hurt: Pump I have never used it....

Umm...yeah, so...there would be no computer without a printing press. In fact, we'd probably still be stuck in the 1700s. Oh, and jerkfight - if you drank any drink, took a shower, washed dishes, filled up a gas tank, put out a fire, flushed a toilet...then yeah, you've used a pump. :-P

Can't. Stop. Laughing.

Send help. :mrgreen:

That's kind of what I was thinking...:-)

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