Richard Wiseman's 101 Bets You Will Always Win: The Science of the Seemingly PDF

By Richard Wiseman

ISBN-10: 1509824014

ISBN-13: 9781509824014

What might you do if anyone wager you they can stability a coin at the fringe of a banknote, stroll via a postcard, or make you progress your limbs in the course of the energy of advice? may you're taking that bet?

From Richard Wiseman, the author of the 350-million-view YouTube phenomenon, Quirkology, comes an exciting mixture of lateral pondering, magic tips and scintillating technology stunts that is certain to entice curious minds everywhere.

Using in simple terms your physique and daily loved ones items, a hundred and one Bets you'll always Win is either a pragmatic consultant and illuminating exploration of the attention-grabbing technological know-how that underpins those likely most unlikely challenges.

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When you rub the balloon on your jumper, negatively charged electrons move from your jumper to the balloon, giving the balloon a negative charge. Then, when you bring the balloon close to the salt and pepper, the negatively charged balloon makes negatively charged electrons on the salt and pepper move away (like charges repel and unlike charges attract), leaving the salt and pepper positively charged. The positive salt and pepper are then attracted to the negative balloon. However, the grains of salt are relatively heavy and so it’s harder for them to move, whereas the lighter pepper can more easily leap up onto the balloon.

As you cool the water down, some of the energy needed for the aforementioned whizzing is removed, and the molecules move more slowly. And when you get to very low temperatures, the water molecules move so slowly that they get close to one another and eventually link together to form solid ice. If you add salt to the water, the salt molecules get in the way of the linking-up, and so the temperature has to be even lower before the mixture becomes a solid. When you sprinkled the salt on the ice you lowered its freezing point, and so turned ice back into liquid water.

Now challenge your friend to use the objects on the table to support the smaller glass between the larger glasses. In fact, the matches are just decoys, and to win the bet you have to use the banknote! Simply accordion-pleat the banknote along its length, place it between the larger glasses like a bridge, stand the smaller glass on top of the banknote, and you have won the bet. The banknote supports the weight of the glass because the pleating increases its strength. The same idea was used in one of the world’s greatest inventions – the corrugated cardboard box.

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