STUNT: Challenge someone to pass a regular dollar bill through a lime.

SECRET: Fold the bill as in Figure 1. Roll the bill tightly as in Figure 2. Insert the point of the bill into the lime and keep twisting and pushing it until it penetrates to the other side (Fig. 3). It will also work with a lemon and an orange if they are ripe. If you are performing this little stunt in a bar or restaurant, then you’ll have better luck borrowing a lime when asking for whole piece of fruit.

It’s like what they always say: When life hands you lemons, make lemonade! When life hands you limes, ask for tequila and salt!

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