Most of these bets and tricks involve empty bottles, coins and dollar bills. Learn a few new tricks to impress your friends, or just hustle them out of al their singles and change!
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Step 1: Watch This Video!
Watch me perform and explain each of these nifty tricks and bets in a short video!
Step 2: The Business Card Flick
All you'll need is a business card from your own or a friend's wallet and a penny. Place the card on top of the bottle and the penny on top of the card. Make sure the penny is positioned over the opening of the bottle. Flick the edge of the card and send it flying! The penny will fall straight into the bottle.
Step 3: Liberate That Dollar From a Stack of Quarters
Place a dollar on top of an empty bottle and pin it down under a stack of four quarters. The bet here is to remove the bill without touching or removing the quarters. Lick your finger and quickly swipe down at the bill. It will stick to your moist finger and pull out from under the coins without displacing them from atop the bottle. Voilà, you're practically David Copperfield.
Step 4: Yea, They'll Get This One Wrong
Place a bottle upside down on the center of a dollar bill. Ask a friend to remove the bill without touching or knocking over the bottle. Most people will attempt to yank the bill out from underneath the bottle. Unfortunately for them this will never work. Instead the answer is to roll the bill. keep your fingers in either side as you roll. The center of the bill will push the bottle off smoothly. Perfection, you've won yourself a dollar!
Step 5: There's More Than One Way to Get the Job Done
For the same bet there is another option. Instead of rolling the bill you can also make a fist and pound the table as you pull gently on the dollar. As the bottle bounces, the bill will work its way out from underneath. This works well as long as the table allows enough bounce. If it's too sturdy the bottle will barely budge.
Step 6: Bottle Sculpture
Can you balance a full drink on top of three empties and some butter knives? Of course you can! Place the bottles in a triangle shape. Hold two knives so that they cross at the blades and their butts each rest on a separate bottle. Add the third knife so that it weaves under one of the two already in place and over the other. Congratulations, you're a master of architecture! Well, maybe not, but this is still pretty cool.
Step 7: Enjoy!
If you know some more clever bar bets and tricks, I'd love to hear about them in the Comments section. Remember to check out the links in the description of this instructable for my website and YouTube channel (subscribe for new instructional videos and projects every week). Have a great summer!