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If Harvard offered a PhD in deceit, this would be it. Award-winning magician Brian Brushwood takes viewers on an inside tour of bar tricks, street cons and scams. If you watch carefully, you'll never have to pay for a drink again! Read More
Try to figure out how high a stack of quarters is by just eyeballing it. It's a guessing game that fools them all! Bonus trick: how many drops of water can you fit on a nickel?
This week we've got two ingeniously simple scams, both of which take advantage of awesome and strange gaps in our perception:
For the first one, stack 10 quarters and place them on some kind of pedestal (like your cell phone). Then in front of them on the table, place (in order) a 50-cent piece, a quarter, a nickel, a penny, and a dime. Ask your mark which coin, when placed on its side, will be as tall as the stack of quarters. Almost everyone will pick the nickel or quarter, but you'll blow them away when you reach over show them it's the DIME that's just as tall!
For your next scam, grab the nickel from scam #1 and ask them "how many drops of water can I place on this nickel before the water overflows?" Most will pick 3-5. Some may say 5-10. NOBODY will pick the real answer, which will (amazingly) be over 20!
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12 days ago
Try to fool your friends with these SWEET dice tricks: http://t.co/zOM5K5Ahua
26 days ago
3 simple scams to score free drinks using forks & spoons! @shwood shows you how it's done: http://t.co/BCkRS7WDOc
about a month ago
New episode of Scam School out! This time we give you real-life skills to become a memory GENIUS: http://t.co/Bbcn514V7Y
about a month ago
Whoa: today is the 5-year anniversary of the launch of @ScamSchool! It's been 265 episodes and we're still growing... Can't believe it.
2 months ago
This week's Scam School is really, really, really cool: http://t.co/0QbUPWagrD
3 months ago
This mind-reading effect is very likely the single cleverest thing I've ever created, bar none: http://t.co/ghK9p4fRT7