After a long day at work there are few things that are comparable to a cool, refreshing beer. But whether it’s a bar or a club, those drinks tend to get a bit pricey. And if, like me, you frequent bars and would like someone to get YOU a couple of drinks for a change, there’s a solution. Here are a couple of bets that you are guaranteed to win.
Whether it’s the old coin trick or a race to finish a beer, there are few bets that can guarantee you a victory.
Read on to find out 4 distinct and interesting ways to win money or a drink.
1. The bottle and coin trick: all you need for this simple trick is a bottle, a bill and some coins, preferably a quarter or a dime.
Next, place the bill over the opening of the bottle and place the coins above the opening. Now find a friend or an unlikely victim and ask them to remove the bill without spilling any of the coins. Set the bet to whatever you’d like, but nothing too crazy or you’ll scare them away!
After they have failed repeatedly and you’ve picked up the scattered coins on multiple occasions, show them how the trick is done. All you have to do is lick your finger. The moisture on your finger will help the bill stick to it. After you’ve gotten your saliva on your finger, quickly flick it along the floppy, dangling side of the bill (away from the coins) and the bill should stick to your finger while the coins hang precariously over the opening.
Now all you have to do is collect on your earnings or sip on that free beer that you’ve earned.
2. This trick is not only going to win you a drink, but it’s sure going to raise some eyebrows as well. All you need for this one is a shot of water, a shot of rum or whiskey and a business card. (Make sure that the two shots are filled to the brim!)
Challenge a friend to move the water into the shot of whiskey/rum and vice versa. They are not allowed to use a third empty shot glass, nor can they drink it and spit it back out. After they have waved the white flag, proceed to show them how it’s done.
Place the business card over the shot of water so that the business card completely covers the surface of the shot glass. Lift it up and put it over the shot of rum/whiskey with the business card separating the two liquids. Move the card ever so slightly so that water can flow through but not too much where you create a big mess (the bartender won’t appreciate that.) The water, being heavier than both rum and whiskey, will sink to the bottom pushing the rum/whiskey up to the top.
Now sit back, bathe in the glory of your victory and enjoy your free drink!
3. Cutting a lime with a cigarette: does it sound impossible already? Well, that’s how you lure them into betting against you! All you need for this one is a lighter, a cigarette and a lime.
After their shouts of disapproval and disbelief, you can begin your trick. Light the filter end of the cigarette until it gets nice and charred.
Press down the burnt end with your fingers so that it is nice and flat. Get it as flat and as tight as possible and if you’ve done it right, the fiber glass filter should be sharp enough to cut through a lime.
Hack away at the lime and watch as all the shocked faces are in awe of your insane trick.
4. For this trick, all you’ll need is a full bottle of beer, an empty glass and a bendy straw. Bet a friend that you can transfer the beer into the glass without pouring it or drinking it and spitting it back out.
Next, place the bendy straw into the beer with the mouth of the straw pointing into the cup.
All you have to do now is blow into the opening of the beer, and the sweet, sweet nectar should pour out and fill into the empty glass.
Cash in your prize and enjoy your wins!