What would you do if someone bet you they could balance a coin on the edge of a banknote, walk through a postcard, or make you move your limbs through the power of suggestion? Would you take that bet?
From Richard Wiseman, the creator of the 350-million-view YouTube phenomenon, Quirkology, comes a thrilling mix of lateral thinking, magic tricks and scintillating science stunts which is sure to appeal to curious minds everywhere.
Using only your body and everyday household objects, 101 Bets You Will Always Win is both a practical guide and illuminating exploration of the fascinating science that underpins these seemingly impossible challenges.
Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire and is Britain's only Professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology. He has an international reputation for his research into unusual areas, including deception, luck, humour and the paranormal, is frequently quoted by the media, and his research has been featured on over 150 television programmes across the world. He is the author of the international bestseller 59 Seconds.
Section - i: Welcome Section - ii: Before We Start Chapter - 1: Body Magic: Ten Ways to Win with Your Hands and Feet Chapter - 2: Money Matters: Ten Ways to Win with Coins and Notes Chapter - 3: Matchstick Mayhem: Ten Ways to Win with Matches Chapter - 4: Outside the Box: Ten Ways to Win with Lateral Thinking Chapter - 5: Getting Geeky: Ten Ways to Win with Especially Sneaky Science Chapter - 6: Water Works: Ten Ways to Win with Liquid Chapter - 7: Kitchen Capers: Ten Ways to Win with Food Chapter - 8: Now You See It: Ten Ways to Win with Magic and Illusion Chapter - 9: Instant Superhero: Ten Ways to Win by Achieving the Impossible Chapter - 10: Playing with Fire: Ten Ways to Win with Matches and Candles Chapter - 11: Feeling Lucky? Acknowledgements - iii: Feeling Lucky?