Coin Squeezing Through A Small Hole Trick
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Challenge a friend to pass a 20 cent coin through a piece of paper with a 5 cent hole in it … without tearing the paper! When their frustration reaches a satisfactory level, show them how it's done. This trick is shown using a UK 2 pence and 10 pence coin which will work equally as well.
Square of paper shown with hole cut to size of small coin.
1. Cut a square piece of paper. Trace around a five cent coin and carefully cut out the circle.
It will be obvious to your victim that the 20 cent coin is much larger than the 5 cent hole but let them try before going on.
Paper is folded in half and the large coin placed inside.
2. Fold the paper in half and drop the 20 cent coin into the hole.
Papre is bent as shown to allow the larger coin to pass through the hole in the paper.
3. Bend the paper like this by pushing the ends of the folded paper towards each other and the coin will fall through the hole without tearing the paper.
What's going on?
This simple trick is stumper because most people assume the paper needs to stretch to make the hole bigger. You can't stretch paper so they either give up, or tear the paper and go red in the face. But a simple fold and a neat little bend makes the hole big enough for the 20 cent coin to slip through.You can add some patter that the magic coin felt that it need ed to lose weight and miraculously lost some weight in an instatnt to allow it to squeeze through the hole. The solution is pretty obvious once you've seen it so to get most enjoyment from this trick, use it to irritate your mates!
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