# Take a penny leave a penny

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#### ChebyshevII PE

##### Don of EB Mafia
The rules are pretty simple. You must:

1) Perform an action on the pile, then

2) List the contents of the pile afterwards.

I will start.

I leave a penny in the pile.

There is now 1 penny in the pile.

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#### Dexman PE PMP

##### Internationally PMP'n his PE-ness
If I understand this correctly...

I move the penny to the railroad tracks.

There is now 1 flat penny in the pile with some rail ballast (rocks).

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#### ChebyshevII PE

##### Don of EB Mafia
I leave a penny in the pile.

There is now 1 regular penny, one flat penny, and some rocks in the pile.

#### JHW 3d

##### Here's Johnny...
I will place this black hole above the pile.

There is no pile.

#### ChebyshevII PE

##### Don of EB Mafia
I throw a penny into the black hole, which satisfies its hunger and causes it to dissipate.

There is nothing in the (new) pile.

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#### Dexman PE PMP

##### Internationally PMP'n his PE-ness
I check my pockets and find a ball-point pen that's out of ink. I throw the pen into the pile.

There is now an empty pen in the pile.

#### ChebyshevII PE

##### Don of EB Mafia
I take a penny from the pile.

There is now -1 pennies and 1 empty pen in the pile.

##### Nucflash
EB Supporter
I need money for tolls. So I take \$5.35 from the pile.

There is now -536 pennies and 1 empty pen in the pile.

#### ruggercsc

##### I was once fast and scrappy, then lost my s's
EB Supporter
I was crossing the street and someone gave me a \$5.00 because they thought I was homeless.

There is now -36 pennies and an empty pen after converting the \$5 bill into 500 pennies.

(Note:  I stopped by the local Dollar General after doing yardwork recently.  The Manager must have assumed I was homeless because he came to talk to me and gave me an application and said they have a program to help people get on their feet.  I told him I appreciate the offer, but I am good at the present time.)

#### NikR_PE

##### Philosopher
I add my dirty clothes pile to the pile.

There are now -36 pennies, am empty pen and my dirty clothes in the pile.

#### ChebyshevII PE

##### Don of EB Mafia
I add 100 pennies to the pile so @NikR can do his own darn laundry.

There are now 64 pennies, an empty pen, and @NikR‘s dirty clothes (man, they stink) in the pile.

#### Dexman PE PMP

##### Internationally PMP'n his PE-ness
I pour some laundry detergent and water on top of the pile.

There are now 64 pennies, an empty pen, and wet/soapy clothes in the pile.

#### ChebyshevII PE

##### Don of EB Mafia
I take the empty pen in hopes that I can refill it and use it to write letters to all of you, telling you to clean up your own messes.

There are now 64 pennies and wet/soapy clothes in the pile.

##### Nucflash
EB Supporter
I had heat to the pile.

There are now 64 pennies and clean clothes in the pile.

#### 23and1

##### Project Engineer
I tripped over the pile

There are now 64 pennies, clean clothes, and some splattered blood on the pile

#### NikR_PE

##### Philosopher
I take my clean clothes and add a pile of paper to the pile (so I can get letters from megaman)

There are now  64 pennies, paper pile, and some splattered blood on the pile

#### ChebyshevII PE

##### Don of EB Mafia
Getting tired of cleaning up after everybody, I get the idea to summon @JHW 3d‘s black hole, in hopes it will suck up the mess. To my dismay (but not my surprise), it instead regurgitates the pile it previously sucked up.

there are now 64 pennies, a pile of paper, some splattered blood, and a pile containing 1 regular penny, one flat penny, and some rocks, in the pile.

##### Nucflash
EB Supporter
I add a replacement pen-ink cartridge to the pile

there are now 64 pennies, a pile of paper, some splattered blood, and a pile containing 1 regular penny, one flat penny, and some rocks, ink cartridge, in the pile.

#### JHW 3d

##### Here's Johnny...
I transfer the pile into a crucible, along with a metric ton of steel scrap, and heat it to 1600 degrees. This incinerates the paper, blood,  and ink cartridge, and fuses all the metallic items into one blob. I pour the molten metal into a sand cast to create a large-than-life bust of Bill Cosby, let it cool, then eject it onto a new pile.

There is now a one ton metallic bust of Bill Cosby in the pile.

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