Rock, Paper, Scissors in Indonesia

Straight Dope wrote on the game “Rock, Paper, Scissors”:

One of the most humorous variations comes from Indonesia and involves an elephant, a person, and an ant. The elephant can crush the person, the person can crush the ant, but how can the ant win against the elephant? It crawls in the elephant’s ear and drives it crazy. I’d just like to know what the hand signals are for those three.

According to my Indonesian friends, hand signals are as follows:

Elephant (gadjah): fist with thumb extended
Man (orang): fist with index finger extended
Ant (semut): fist with pinky extended


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