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101 Bets You Will Always Win: The Science of the Seemingly by Richard Wiseman

By Richard Wiseman

What could you do if an individual 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 recommendation? may you're taking that bet?

From Richard Wiseman, the author of the 350-million-view YouTube phenomenon, Quirkology, comes an exciting mixture of lateral considering, magic tips and scintillating technology stunts that's certain to attract curious minds everywhere.

Using merely your physique and daily loved ones items, one hundred and one Bets you'll always Win is either a realistic advisor and illuminating exploration of the attention-grabbing technological know-how that underpins those possible most unlikely challenges.

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COINING IT IN Ask your friend to link their hands together, and then raise their first and third fingers like this. Now place a coin between their third fingers, and bet them that they can’t move their fingers apart and release the coin. It sounds easy but it’s almost impossible! ROUND IN CIRCLES Ask someone to sit down, cross their right leg over their left leg and rotate their right foot clockwise. Now tell them that you can reverse the direction of their foot without touching it. To win the bet, simply ask them to draw a number ‘6’ in the air with their right finger.

The correct answer is ten. ’ Almost everyone will say 100. In fact, the correct answer is fifty! BREAK POINT Ask your friend to hold out their hand. Next, place a matchstick across the top of their middle finger, like this. Finally, tell them that they have to break the matchstick simply by pushing down on it with their first and third fingers. It sounds simple and so they will accept the challenge. However, they won’t be able to break the matchstick and you’ll win the bet! If you push the matchstick further down their middle finger, and have them bend the tops of their first and third fingers, they will easily be able to break the matchstick.

The much better news is that we don’t have to concern ourselves with the explanation because it was recently shown to be complete nonsense. Some researchers now believe that the illusion is due to ‘S1 type simple cells’ in the retina, but give it a couple of years and that will probably be shown to be wrong too. Quite frankly, no one really knows what’s going on.

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