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That first one, with the rubber bands, could more easily have been done by just picking up the slack of the first rubber band, and moving it up and over the fingertips. As shown, it was possible to do it that way. Was something supposed to be shorter, maybe?
That banknote had Charles Darwin on the back.
The first one was the only one that looked “magical” to me.
Leo Buzalsky says
I would call cheating on the grid. The end result was no longer a grid. Though I suppose the challenger could come back and say they never promised it would still be a grid when they were done, so that was not part of the bet.
I think the whole point of the first one is the WAY it is done…you set it up and quickly ask you friends to figure it out and before you give them a chance to consider it, you clench the fist and quickly slipping it over and reopening the fist makes it look more like a sleight of hand trick than just…picking it up and moving it across. Once you do that, it becomes obvious.
Mano Singham says
Perhaps the challenge involves doing it without using the other hand to actually move it over, although he did not explicitly say so.