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Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#48681
Fun:** (1.81)
Difficulty:** (1.28)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Mathgeek007tca****!

 

 

 



You, being a whiz at everything, take on any given challenge. Here was one recently given to you.

[Insert Your Name Here], can you please help me with this problem? One of my friends is betting me $500 that he can throw an egg in the air, and, blindfolded, he'd be able to catch it and it not break! Is there any sure way of winning?

Is there? If so, how?





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Comments

xdbtcpAus*
May 24, 2011

Actually, since he didn't specifiy that it be that egg, on that try, he could in theory keep trying until he did it successfully, thus eventually winning the bet. My advice would be not to take this bet.
princess2007A*
Jun 02, 2011

Well, if he only threw it up by a few inches or so, it wouldn't be a problem to catch it. I've done it myself.
Joose**
Jun 04, 2011

No, there is no sure way to win, because he might just throw it a centimeter in the air and not give you time to interfere.

Plus, as a solution, hitting the egg out of the air is pretty unreliable anyway, because that relies on coordination and reflex as well. If you were going to interfere, it'd be better to just grab the guy's hand, or shove him out of the way after he tosses the egg.
Mad-AdeAhu*
Jun 06, 2011

not sure how this works they said "catch it and it not break!" so if you knock the egg out of the air, you lose as the bet was that the egg would not break as he caught it, not prior to catching it. Knocking the egg out of the air prevents the terms of the bet being reached thus forfeiting it to your detriment.
Junjie890
Jun 23, 2011

I know! How about when the poerson throws the egg, you take it and quickly replace it with a broken one.
rob77*ca*
Jul 03, 2011

There's a sure way for that person to win. It doesn't say anything about which egg or when, so even throwing it 10 feet into the air, he could try 100 times until by chance he catches it. Or if you try interfering or breaking the egg yourself, he can wait until you're not around or fall asleep.
BeauTee95Aus*
Jul 26, 2011

Well .. That Was An ODD Answer .
Bajanatortca*
Aug 16, 2011

Blindfold the egg... ?
Benjiboo*
Nov 04, 2011

it said he so his freinds must be doing it so he has nothing to worry about
zembobo*us*
Nov 21, 2011

Where's the trick? This was by far the worst teaser ever. Don't post dumb teasers just to get points.
Mathgeek007tca*
Nov 21, 2011

Excuse me? I completely disagree. It's a trick teaser for a reason...
Zag24Aus*
Jan 21, 2012

I like my answer better: Crack open the egg into his hand and say, "go ahead."
Mathgeek007tca*
Jan 22, 2012

^Love it.
AwwwSweet*
Jun 26, 2013

Maybe it is just me, but tricks are supposed to come with an "ah ha!" moment when you figure out the trick or it is revealed. Sorry, no "ah ha" moment with this teaser. I do like some of your other teasers though, so keep up the good work!



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