Shall we try to save planet Earth or take our chances and escape to Mars? You could debate this dilemma, but you could also flip a coin for it. The latter is what Ruby Sutherland did, and it won her the actual coin ‘Wageningen Universiteit Vijfje’.
Sutherland submitted her dilemma in the ‘flip a coin’ contest, where students were asked to flip a coin with the machine in the Spot, and submit their own, most original, dilemma. The jury thought Sutherlands dilemma to be “both funny and serious at the same time, and a starter for a proper discussion”.
The second place went to Olivia Pratama, submitting a “typical student dilemma”: waiting for supervisor to reply to email or remind regularly? Third place winner Bart van Rijn took a more philosophical tour by asking if you should follow your heart or your mind.
The flip a coin machine was released by the Royal Dutch Mint together with the ‘Wageningen Universiteit Vijfje’, the official commemorative coin of Wageningen University & Research, as part of the centennial celebrations. To solve your own dilemma or to order the coin, go to the website of the Royal Dutch Mint.