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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
This week we've got a boatload of pool hall favorites!
First up: start playing a simple game of 8-ball with your friends... about halfway through the game, offer an alternative face-off: if your friend can clear every ball off the table without scratching once, you'll buy him a beer. If he scratches, he owes you a beer. Fair enough? Let him play through the whole table, eventually getting down to just the cue ball... at which point you remind him of your bargain: if your friend can clear *every ball* off the table without scratching once, you'll buy him a beer... and there's no way to clear off the cue ball without scratching!
Next: set up one ball (we'll say the six) on the bumper of the table, supported by two other balls. Bet your friend he can't hit the six without touching either of the other two balls... after several attempts, tell him you'll be able to do it. When it's your turn, gently hit the six forward, and during its journey across the table, use your hip to bump the table. This will jostle the balls just enough to drop the six-ball down so it's the only one hit.
All this, plus a bonus feat of strength on this week's scam school!
Brian warms up the pool table playing 8 ball with some fellas before attempting a scam.
Brian plays a trick of only hitting one ball in the midst of many.
Brian shows us one last pool trick that anyone can do with a beer
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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