Simple School Trick

This simple trick can get you some money when your at school, and when the person your betting with is one of those people who whine alot, they might not give you the money.

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Step 1: Materials

What you'll need

-A cup-
-A small ball-
Easy right?

Step 2: What You Do

What you do is, take the ball, and place on a surface like a table. Next,take the cup and place it over the ball. Now try and convince them you can put the ball in your pocket without moving the cup at all.

Step 3: The Trick.

Now stare at the cup and probably move your hands in a weird way and make some sounds like your really concentrating. Now tell them to lift the cup. As soon as they do. Casually grab the ball and slip it in your pocket. After a short two minute argue that they'll start with you, tell them that you didn't move the cup like you said, and politely ask for the money.

Step 4: Another Short Trick

Bet them that if they can't guess what hand an object smaller then your hand is in. If you will, you get money. If they win, they get double. Put the object in your hand, put both hands behind your back. Now switch it between hands and then secretly put it in your back pocket. Now tell to pick ONE hand, and that they can't pick both, or none. Congrats, you just make some extra money at school.



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    14 Discussions


    11 years ago

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    9 years ago on Step 3

    Doesn't look like it would work. Or else i just dont get it :]


    9 years ago on Introduction

    nice and lame. why. will i tried something like that.instead my way is a hat and a small cup of water. put hat on the cup and bet u will drink it with out lifting it. go under the table and pretend to make a hole under and make drinking sounds. then tell him to lift it and get the cup and drink. one more thing. drink without opening the can. get water and pour it on the bottom and drink.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    me: *sets up trick* "okay, i'll bet you $5 i can put the ball in my pocket without moving this cup"
    me: "no, no, just, i bet you i can get the ball in-"
    friend: "stfu", *knocks cup on floor, walks away*

    3 replies

    10 years ago on Introduction

    a fairly good way is to misuse of lazy people (known as students). just buy a dozen lollypops (0.25 eurocents each) and sell them to others at the double of the original price. i got about 5 euro's, when the 'boss' came in the class and told us not to sell lollypops. i then decided to divide the money between me and my friends. t