Clever sucker-bets

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21 Responses to “Clever sucker-bets”

  1. The three-pieces napkin featured in a book I read as a kid. Their solution was to hold the middle piece in your mouth, then pull!

  2. Nylund says:

    If I ever did any of these to a friend, I’d feel really guilty.  If I did it to a non-friend, I’d be scared of getting punched.

  3. Dan Hibiki says:

    1) what the hell is that neon liquid?
    2) will this work with any currency, or does it need to have a picture of a lady on it?

  4. Charlie B says:

    I just did the battery one about six times, and the relationship between the length of the batteries and the size of your hands seems to be critically important.  Don’t use something too long, or your index finger won’t reach.

    • theophrastvs says:

      blastit… this was originally a reply to Mr Hibiki above, but then Disqus booted me out and in again …sorry about that

      the British equivalent of standard Gatorade™ perhaps?  (possibly called ‘Badgerassist’)

  5. mintyy says:

    Don’t forget Poolhall Junkies’ beer/shot trick!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMKdW-iX12w 

  6. methinks an even better way to win the bet is to spit INTO the glass of the other person…

  7. rezmuff says:

    These are fun to watch, but if anyone ever tried to bet me on something like this, I’d just assume they had some kind of trick up their sleeve and take a pass on it.

  8. dagfooyo says:

    If I was the “sucker” on three of the middle tricks (move three coins to flip the triangle, add a line to make six and move five to make nine) I would’ve totally won the bet as I’ve seen variants of all of these.  I’m sure many other people have as well.  I wouldn’t call that a bet you would surely win.  The battery trick and the spit into the glass trick, now, are very clever.

  9. BarBarSeven says:

    I can win each of these bets by screaming, “You $%@!ing monster! You ruined my evening!” and slapping the ponce in the face at the end of each act.

  10. Candice says:

    10 bets you will never lose as long as you don’t try them on the millions of people who have now seen or will soon see this video.

    • Kimmo says:

      That one about reversing the triangle of coins would have failed against me before I saw this.

      Surely I’m not alone; that one’s piss-easy, right?

    • BarBarSeven says:

      Have you been to a bar lately? It’s amazing how stupid some people are… In bars.

  11. SamSam says:

    I really like the last one. Not certain how to get into that situation, though — how to get the friend to put down the money. I guess you show them how easy it is for them to balance one glass on one hand, and then bet them £20 they can’t balance a glass on each hand.

  12. Yep says:

    Battery trick also works well with corks… preferably freshly pulled ones.

  13. The cork trick is a specialty of Antonio Mendez (superspy).
    He most notably performed it to calm the Americans caught in Iran.

    Also, for all you Borges fans,  this *might* be the Rite of the Phoenix … though the text calls for wax in some way…

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