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Dollar Bill on a String

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This one is classic. You attach a string to the underside of a dollar bill and hide behind a corner. And when somebody reaches down... you yank it away. If the victim really doesn't get what's happening, you can keep pulling ant they'll keep chasing. Fun and simple.
 
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Step 1: Gathering Materials

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You only need a few, pretty common things for this project:
- A dollar bill (Crisp and clean is more tempting)
- Fishing line (Clear is better, but all I could find was a light blue)
- A small keychain ring (Optional)
- Tape (Scotch)
- Scissors (I couldn't think of anything to put in the parenthesese here)

Step 2: The Main Step

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First thing you'll need to do is cut about 6-8 feet of your fishing line. Take one end and tape it on the underside of the bill (Not George's head) with some Scotch tape.

Step 3: Nearly Ready

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For ease of pulling, I hooked the other end of the fishing line to a keychain ring. You don't have to do this, but it makes it easier and better looking.

Step 4: Now Go Fooling!

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You're done! Now go and fool some people. If you want, you can put some tape on the ground to lightly hold the bill so it doesn't flutter away in the breeze. Make sure to exercise quick reflexes if you are dealing with a $20, $50, $100, or more. If you want, you could attach one of those janitor ID holders (little clip-on thing with spring wound fishing line inside) for quick pull-aways. By the way, I'm not liable for any lost or stolen money!
Some people did this across the street, so when they weren't looking, i hid in the ditch. Then, when they weren't looking again i took the $5 and ran home.
very nice
The N3rD6 years ago
omg, its...like... OSSUM OSSSUM LIKE A POSSUM Ossum like a possum who brushes his teeth, then he floss 'em
i saw a possum yesterday. i named him jerry... then i shot him.
One. duck-lemon4 years ago
have you two finished your extended possum metaphor?
so u live in australia?
deansep6 years ago
You should do that to a bunch of coins, go up to a vending machine stick them in and see if they will come back. Havent tried it yet but it might work.
One. deansep4 years ago
nah, it doesn't work. there is a little trapdoor thing that stops the coin coming back up
~~Thats a great idea! I've seen this program on TV about how vending machines work... They have a blade that automatically slices after the coin is picked up by the sensor therefore cutting anything connected to the coin.
OMG BEST EVER INSTRUCTABLE TAPE ON A DOLLAR BILL 5*
Lol i did what u sed and added a lanyard (fitted it with 3pound fishing line) and when somoene gets near i just click the button and it comes to me
Works real well with a bank bag. The kind you make deposits in. Make sure it has a banks logo on the side thats up. Stuff with folded newspaper. Attach the same way and attach to a fishing rod fr more fun... You would not believe who will bite
deansep6 years ago
If you put it in a vending machine it might not work beacuse the vending machine scans the bill.
sxiong6 years ago
i'll do this trick to a bucket of KFC
pyro136 years ago
wow, thats awsome!!! a classic! i gotta do this one again.
Brennn106 years ago
Definitely a classic! I have always wanted to make one of these! Nice work!
lol ...classic... cool, but lol it would b tight as heck if you made something that you hit a button and it retracted back :-)
Classic! (As you said in the beginning.)
Man, I should have posted this, but completely forgot about it.
Though, it is a hilarious classic.
Nice job, you got my vote. And rating.
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