By Richard Wiseman
What might you do if a person wager you they can stability a coin at the fringe of a banknote, stroll via a postcard, or make you progress your limbs during the energy of advice? may you are taking that bet?
From Richard Wiseman, the author of the 350-million-view YouTube phenomenon, Quirkology, comes an exciting mixture of lateral pondering, magic methods and scintillating technology stunts that's absolute to entice curious minds everywhere.
Using basically your physique and daily family items, one hundred and one Bets you'll always Win is either a pragmatic advisor and illuminating exploration of the attention-grabbing technological know-how that underpins those doubtless most unlikely challenges.
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Com/piracy. To Quirkology fans everywhere Let’s try something right now. Please place your hand flat on a table. Next, bend your middle finger under your hand, so that the knuckle rests on the table like this. Perfect. I bet that you can’t lift your third finger up and down, and tap it on the table. Sounds simple? No matter how hard you try, you won’t be able to do it! Congratulations, you have just carried out your very first bet, and now you can use it to amuse and amaze others. But hold on. ’ It’s an excellent question and I am glad you asked.
He quickly freed himself from the chains and started to use concealed lock picks to open the cell door. Houdini struggled for over two hours but simply couldn’t open the door. Bathed in sweat and exhausted, he eventually fell against the door. The door swung open and Houdini discovered that it hadn’t been locked in the first place! All along, he had been trapped by his own mind. ALL CHANGE Draw an arrow on a piece of paper, and then challenge your friend to reverse the direction of the arrow without touching the paper.
They might guess five or six. You will win the bet because the answer is an amazing twelve coins! IN CREDIT Pour some water into a glass and then balance a credit card on the edge of the glass like this. Next, challenge your friend to balance some coins on the overhanging end of the credit card. They will fail because the credit card will fall off the glass. To win the bet, completely fill the glass with water and then place the credit card on top of the glass. The credit card will stick to the surface of the water and you will find that you can place several coins on the overhanging end of the credit card.
101 Bets You Will Always Win: The Science of the Seemingly Impossible by Richard Wiseman