cartoon robot So, you think you could be a judge at a robot combat tournament, eh? Some matches are easy: one robot sets fire to the other, rips it in half, and throws the flaming halves into opposite corners of the arena. Winner!

Well Spunky, the real judges say it ain't all that easy. Sometimes you have two 'bots waltz around without putting a scratch on each other. Other times both 'bots are so beat up it's hard to tell what loose parts came off which carcass.

Fortunately (or perhaps not) the Robot Fighting League provides "judging guidelines" to help you out in the tough situations.

Try being the judge in the following five real-life scenarios. I'll point you to the guidelines later -- but first let's see how you do without them.

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