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By Richard Wiseman

What could you do if a person guess you they can stability a coin at the fringe of a banknote, stroll via a postcard, or make you progress your limbs during the energy of advice? might you're taking that bet?

From Richard Wiseman, the author of the 350-million-view YouTube phenomenon, Quirkology, comes an exciting mixture of lateral pondering, magic methods and scintillating technological know-how stunts that's absolute to attract curious minds everywhere.

Using simply your physique and daily family items, one zero one Bets you'll always Win is either a pragmatic advisor and illuminating exploration of the interesting technology that underpins those probably most unlikely challenges.

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This oil makes your fingers relatively smooth, and so during the bet you run the risk of just brushing against the banknote rather than pulling it out from under the coins. However, add a small amount of sticky saliva to your finger and the extra friction ensures that the banknote is whipped away every time. MATCHSTICK MAYHEM TEN WAYS TO WIN WITH MATCHES THE AMAZING HISTORY OF THE MODERN MATCH The ability to create fire is essential to our survival. In the past our ancestors made fire with the heat from a rapidly rotating stick or by striking steel against flint.

This oil makes your fingers relatively smooth, and so during the bet you run the risk of just brushing against the banknote rather than pulling it out from under the coins. However, add a small amount of sticky saliva to your finger and the extra friction ensures that the banknote is whipped away every time. MATCHSTICK MAYHEM TEN WAYS TO WIN WITH MATCHES THE AMAZING HISTORY OF THE MODERN MATCH The ability to create fire is essential to our survival. In the past our ancestors made fire with the heat from a rapidly rotating stick or by striking steel against flint.

The credit card will stick to the surface of the water and you will find that you can place several coins on the overhanging end of the credit card. Water molecules are attracted to one another. However, the molecules on the surface of the water have air above them and so have fewer molecules to cling to. As a result, they develop especially strong bonds with the other molecules around them, and the resulting cohesion creates surface tension. When the credit card is first placed on the water it rests on top because of this surface tension.

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