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Spot on airship, and if your beer bottle is 'suitable' you can modify it to work with that too.

Here's another one if you're feeling brave.

I betcha I can make you turn your hands over without touching you! just hold out your hands... no, the other way up ;-)
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Acmp: Last night, I was browsing though my 1947 copy of 'Blackstone's Tricks Anyone Can Do' and found the 'drinking from the punt' trick in Chapter One: Bafflers. It's listed as trick #7, 'The Impossible Drink'. I had totally forgotten it was in there! Smile
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It's a good one as people don't even turn the bottle over when they are trying to work it out, they're more interested in checking the cork is in properly and such.

It's in some more recent books to, '100 ways to win £10'.

It surprises me how long these simple betcha's can run for before the public get wise to them. Never mind, more beer for me I guess

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(FWIW it's acmp and not Acmp, just a pet peeve of mine)
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Actually, the posting system auto-capitalized the 'A' - I typed it all in lower case. :0
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No worries, Microsoft does it all the time to me.
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I'm using a straw and an empty glass. I'll use the straw to pick the glass up off the bar or table. When the glass goes up, all I'll be holding is the end of the straw.
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Scotch and soda sounds good!
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Put 20 bucks in a matchbox then they put 20 bucks in the same matchbox. After one min. of talking about the $40.00 in the matchbox... sell it to them for $30.00
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Glass & Straw. Is it a suction thing?

$40 in match box. Does that work? It sounds a bit like 'making change'
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I don't think anyone would actually want to do this one, and it is more of a scam then a bet. I saw it in Desperado, where a guy tells the story about the scame. Here's what you do.

Walk up to the bar tender and bet him a hundred dollars that you can pee in a cup that's like 4 feet away on the bar without spilling a drop. Build up the tension and then just pee all over the bar. When he asks for his money say just a second and walk over to the other side of the bar where you collect a hundred dollars a piece from four guys. Give the barkeep one and walk out. Secret is, before you go to the bar tender, go over to the guys and bet each of them a hundred dollars you can **** all over the bar without the bartender getting mad at all.

Like I said, not the sort of thing you'd want to do at a fine establishment.
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Glass & Straw. Is it a suction thing?


No suction. Think wedge.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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Pee on the bar, ROFL
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Glass & straw:
what glass are you using? For a wedge how about an arrow head type fold, but I'm not sure how to get the friction on the glass, maybe I'll take the bet.
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You have a bet. (Most people take the bet.) Send me an email address and I'll send you a video that shows and explains the stunt. This offer is open to all.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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On 2006-03-13 00:08, mrmystic wrote:
This one is really mean. I have only done it once and the guy I did it to was a real jerk the keep bothering the girl I was there with.
Bet the guy a fiver that he can't put a cue ball in his mouth. Sounds easy and it is. Getting it in is no problem. As soon as he shoves it in, pay him the fiver and leave. After you leave and he is laughing at what a chump you are, he will try to take it out again. This is where the fun starts, he can't. The way the human jaw is shaped it is very easy to shove a cue ball in, the problem is with a ball in your mouth you can't get your fingers in to grab it and pull it out. They have to go to the emergency rooom and get a shot to relax the jaw so that the doctors can partually dislocate the jaw enough to remove the ball. I went back in a week later and people were still laughing about it. Please do not try this to see if it works. If you must, use an apple the same size so that when you can't get it out you can slowly chew it untill it is small enough to get a grip on what's left.


I can attest to this one as being true - I saw it happen.
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That one with the cue ball is definately amazing. Smile It is mean, but...I can think of a few over the years that deserved it. LOL
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This one's not 100% --- more of a gag, really:

While handling a deck, say "I can imitate any animal you name with this deck of cards."

(Hopefully they name an animal with legs, not like a sea anemone or something...)

Facing them, put the deck behind your back. Lean forward, legs slightly bent and apart, and drop cards from your butt in clumps onto the floor.
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Oh, man. That's funny!
Hey, magicians! Keep an eye out for this one! Don't fall for it. It's a show ender!
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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Check out Dan Harlan's DVD's on Bar Bets
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My favorite is you bet your mark that you can knock two pool balls in at the same time with only one shot.

you start off by taking two pool balls giving them to your mark, and telling s/he to hold the pool balls on the edge of the corner pockets ( the side with the dot). now you take a quarter a place it on the dot. position yourself on the other side of the table in line with the quarter and your mark. shoot the cue ball with some force to where the cue ball will launch off the quarter and hit your mark in the chest and they will naturally step back and drop the balls in the pocket.
pick up your money bet them they wont get mad. (buy them a beer later on or give a chance to win there money back)
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