14 Bets You Will Always Win
When we meet our friends on Friday night, there invariably comes a moment when someone exclaims excitedly, "I bet..!" If you never win, this selection is just for you.
Bright Side collected the most fascinating and at the same time simple tricks that will help you become a bet king. Don’t miss the important nuance at the end.
14. Get a banknote out from under an upturned bottle without touching the latter.
Put a banknote on a table. It’s better to take a larger bill and bet for it. Then put an upturned empty bottle on the banknote. Invite a friend to release the bill from under the bottle without touching or affecting it in any other way.
Your friend will fail, unlike you: just pull out the banknote, at the same time slightly and quickly rapping on the surface next to it.
13. Make an egg stand.
Bet your friends that you’ll make an egg stand vertically on a table. After each of them tries to do it themselves and breaks the "prop," take a small handful of salt and pour it onto the table. Now proudly put an egg on the salt. Voila!
12. Move a ball into a glass without touching it.
If you have a water glass and a wineglass on the table, take a small glass ball and offer your friend a bet: you’ll move the glass ball to the water glass without touching it.
The secret is simple: cover the ball with the wineglass, and raise it with rapid spiral movements. Don’t worry, you’ll succeed.
11. The disappearing coin.
A bet with a slight hint of cheating. Show your friend two glasses so they see there’s a coin at the bottom of each glass. Then fill one glass with water — the coin will still be on the bottom. Fill the second, and you’ll see how your friend’s eyes widen: the coin has disappeared.
The focus is simple: you put the second coin not in the glass but under it.
10. Burn a piece of paper into a banknote
All you need for this trick is a piece of flammable paper, a banknote, and a lighter. Fold the banknote trice, hold it in the palm of your hand and hide it from the audience. Take your flammable paper, show it to the audience and put it into fire. Quickly push the banknote from the palm of your hand to the front of your thumb.
9. Make the bill stay in the same place after moving the glass.
Put two upturned glasses on the table. Put a bill on top. Bet a friend that the bill will go to the one who doesn’t let it fall after one of the glasses is moved.
All you need to win is a coin: wrap it in the banknote in the edge that remains on the glass.
8. Don’t drop the coin!
Take a glass. Put a playing card on it so that one of its edges strongly protrudes. Bet your friends that you can put a coin on it and it won’t fall.
After all of them fail, just make a poker face and pour water into the glass to the edges. Now the coin will remain where it is.
7. Make a clip float.
Put a deep bowl of water in the center of your group. Take two metal clips out of your pocket, and ask your friends to put them in the water so that they won’t sink. Everyone will fail.
Except you. Bend one of the clips at an angle of 90°, and put the second one on it. Put them on the water, and remove the lower folded clip under the water. Done!
6. Get a bill without dropping a match.
Build the following construction: put two upturned glasses on the table. Place a banknote under one of the glasses. Place a match between them at about half the height of the glasses. The one who gets the banknote without dropping the match will take it. Sounds unrealistic, right?
But everything is simple: set the match on fire, and blow it out.
5. Upturn a glass filled with water without spilling a drop.
It sounds fantastic. Your friends won’t even try it.
And in vain: just tightly attach a piece of paper to the glass, and turn it over.
4. Raise a glass with a balloon.
The main problem here is to find a balloon in a bar. Yet we think that in the heat of the moment everything’s possible. And it’s so much fun watching the attempts of friends who will surely break a couple of glasses.
When they’re finished, light a match and drop it in the bottom of the glass. Attach a balloon to its throat, and raise the construction.
3. Fit a whole egg into a bottle.
It’s possible to fit a whole egg into a bottle using only water and a lighter.
Take a bottle, pour a little water into it, and place a peeled, hard-boiled egg on the top of the neck. Heat up the water using a lighter, and watch as the egg sinks into the bottle.
2. Cut a lime with a cigarette.
Most likely, to your friends it’ll sound as if you’re crazy. After all, a cigarette is not a sharp object. Nevertheless, cutting a fruit with it is quite an achievable goal.
Light the cigarette filter, and then put it out, giving it a sharp shape. Then cut the lime with a quick movement.
1. Rock, paper, scissors
Become an ultimate ‘Rock, paper, scissors’ champion! To win at the ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ game, right before playing it, ask your opponent a random question. Most of the time your confused friend will throw ‘scissors.’
An important nuance.
Of course, your friends might manage to win some bets in other ways. To not let this happen, it’s better to offer a list of items with one hidden, and set the condition that nothing more can be used. This way you’ll finally mislead them and make sure that everything will go according to your plan.