Feel like going out tonight, but haven’t got the funds to pay for your drinks? If you’re skilled enough and can bluff your way through a few bar tricks, you can get a buddy to pay for them for you. Are you up to the challenge? Here are 4 tricks to get a buddy to pay for your drinks at the bar without trying too hard.
Trick #1: The Match Box Trick
The Wager: Bet a buddy that you can figure out which side of the match box the match heads are on within a closed match box.
How to Do It: Place the box of wooden matches on a butter knife with the length of the box set equally on either side of the blade. Figure out which ever side is slightly lower than the other and that is the side that holds the match heads.
Trick #2: The Penny Trick
The Wager: Bet a buddy that you can always make him draw last on a game of “pickup penny”.
How to Do It: Place 17 pennies onto the table, being sure to make this the exact amount… no more and no less. Have your buddy pick first; no matter how many pennies he picks p in one turn make sure that each round of picking up pennies equals 4 pennies. Example: if your buddy picks up 2 pennies, you need to pick up pennies or if your buddy picks up 1 penny you would need to pick up 3 pennies.
Trick #3: The Hat Trick
The Wager: Bet a buddy that you can figure out which paper in a hat in the one with their name on it.
How to Do It: Have a buddy rip up a piece of paper into three lengthwise sections, then write a name onto each paper with your buddy’s name on center paper with rough edges on both sides. Drop the papers into a hat and shake them up. Finally, close your eyes and stick your hand in the hat feeling around for the paper that has two rough edges… this will be the one with your buddy’s name on it.
Trick #4: The Shot Glass Trick
The Wager: Bet a buddy that you can transfer whiskey and water from two separate glasses into the other glass without using a third glass or your mouth.
How to Do It: Fill a shot glass with water and place a business card or drink coaster on top of the glass, then turn it upside down being careful to hold the business card against the open part of the shot glass as you flip it to rest open part down onto a glass filled with whiskey. Make sure that the shot glasses are the same size and that the edges of both glasses fit perfectly against each other. Slowly pull the business card to one side until there is an opening between the two glasses as watch as they water slowly trickles down into the whiskey glass and the whiskey floats up to fill the water glass.