Tongue twisters you can use to win bets...
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Posted by: LateForLunch

03/28/2022, 21:35:15

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Discussing the local wild bird population with my housemate - the renown Mocking Bird tendency to be aggressive, obnoxious, territorial with other species. We decided that they were "pit bulls of the bird world". I tried to say that three times fast and failed.

I'll eventually learn to do it, but I'm fairly sure I could win bets at the local pub challenging someone to do the same without practice.

Another one is taken from H-Wood Prop Departments - which are responsible for everything (other than actors/wardrobe) that the camera sees on the set that is not nailed down.

If a T.V./film production calls for an actor to be injured severely in a scene, the prop department must provide appropriate simulated blood (prop blood) for the shot.

Once when I was voicing amazement with the Prop Master's long hours and dedication to his job, I said, "I'd bet a Prop person bleeds prop blood." Or rather I tried to say it (and failed) several times.

Both of those are money.

I have also won a bet by picking up a quarter with a forklift without touching the quarter with anything but the forks.

Anyone who has worked in industrial warehouses (using standard lifts/tow motors) as long as I would likely know how to do the above.







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"picking up a quarter with a forklift without touching the quarter with anything but the forks. " -- You could win money from me with that one.
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Posted by: Russ Walden

04/01/2022, 13:43:49

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Fairly easy once you learn to use a lift with a little finesse.
Re: "picking up a quarter with a forklift without touching the quarter with anything but the forks. " -- You could win money from me with that one. -- Russ Walden Post Reply Top of thread Forum

Posted by: LateForLunch

04/01/2022, 14:14:49

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Here's how:

On a clean, flat, smooth surface (polished concrete is good) place a quarter. Position the flat front edge of either fork over the coin (center) lower fork until it's resting on the surface of the coin. Back the lift slowly - as the fork pulls off the coin, it will flip upwards and land on the fork.

The reason it works is that quarters have a raised edge around the circumference. When the fork pulls off that edge correctly, it catches the rim a little, tilts the coin upward effectively SNAPPING the quarter with enough force (weight of the fork) to flip up in a backward arc to land on the fork.

I am told some poisonous snakes use a similar principle to attack in the 180-degree opposite direction they are moving.

That's apparently one reason some people ignorant enough to chase a rattlesnake (or other pit viper) that's slithering away from them, get bitten/killed. The snake can use curled spring-power to reverse their momentum and propel their head (fangs) forward to strike at lightning speed.







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