Knife in a Glass
bartender friend of
mine told me that one time this guy walked in, took out his
knife and said: “I want to show you something cool.” He stuck
the knife gently into the ceiling right above the bar, then
asked for a glass of water and said: “I bet I can make that
knife fall out of the ceiling and into this glass without
He took the glass and raised it
up to the knife and got the handle wet. He placed the glass
exactly where the drip from the knife landed on the bar. Then he
lifted a bar stool and slammed it onto the floor. The vibration
freed the knife from the ceiling, and because the handle is the
heavy end, it dropped straight down into the glass without
Cheesy Bar Bet
A guy with a half-pound of cheese
walked into a bar and said: “I can eat this half-pound of cheese
before any of you can finish your beer.” Everyone gulped their
beer down and waited for him to finish the cheese. After he
chewed the last morsel, he went around and cocked each drinker’s
beer glass so that gravity pooled the remaining drops, and said:
“I won. You still have beer to finish.”
The bottom of a beer glass is a
bar owner trick in itself. It works two ways:
A person needs to buy more beer
to get to his personal cut off-line.
When a person has decided to get
one more drink, he psychologically expects the last gulp. After
futilely tipping the glass a couple of times, the old
alcohol devil whispers to the
brain: “Get another one.”
Drunk and Acrobatic
This one’s great to get free
drinks at a bar: Bet anybody that you can walk on your hands for
a distance of 20 feet.
Once the challenge is called,
bend over, put your hands underneath your feet, and start
walking on your hands!
Rising Salt Shaker
This could be done at the dinner
table without much preparation. Hold your fingers straight above
a salt shaker. A few seconds later, it appears that the
shaker is rising from the table
by your finger tips.
While holding your fingers at the
top of the shaker, insert a toothpick through one of the holes
and hold it between your fingers. The salt
shaker should be full; it’s more
impressive and the toothpick gets a better grip.
The contents of this section
are dangerous. Misuse of the material can cheapen an art form
or at the very least make you look stupid. More importantly,
misuse of this information may result in jail time or death.
Do not attempt any of these tricks without the direct
supervision of a responsible professional.