Bamboozlers: Jack of Spades

Load the water glass with coins without spilling.

The Bet:

Fill a shot glass to the brim with water. Bet that you can put ten dimes into the glass without the liquid running over the sides of the glass.

The Secret:

If you are careful you can put 10–15 dimes into a shot glass full of water. The secret is to do it slowly and to drop the coins in one by one down the side of the glass. Due to the viscosity, the water’s surface tension expands and does not flow over the side of the glass.

Yes, I know viscosity is a big word. If you don’t understand the science involved then just pretend it’s real magic.

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