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To win the bet, push the glass into a bowl of water mouth first. The air pressure will stop the water getting into the glass and the napkin will remain completely dry! HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY? Fill a straight-sided glass three-quarters full of water. Then challenge your friend to pour some of it out until they are left with exactly half a glass of water. To win the bet, pour the water until there’s a straight line between the rim and the base of the glass – then you have exactly half a glass of water.
Thirdly, the production process itself was also very hazardous. In 1888, 1400 match women at one London factory had had enough and went on strike. Their dispute was reported in the national newspapers and inspired the formation of trade unions across Britain. It also forced manufacturers to develop a less dangerous match, and in 1910 the Diamond Match Company in America patented the first non-poisonous match. In a commendable act of altruism, the then US President William Taft persuaded the company to release their patent for the good of mankind.
When they do this … … explain that you have won the bet because they have placed the orange on the bottom of the glass! THE PERFECT ICEBREAKER Place an ice cube in a drink and challenge your friend to remove the cube using a piece of thread. To win the bet, place the end of the thread on the ice cube and pour some salt onto it. After about a minute you will be able to lift the cube out of the drink using just the thread. Salt lowers the freezing point of water. ’ I hear you ask. Well, when water is a liquid, its molecules whizz around quite quickly and keep their distance from one another.