How to Win 2 Snatch & Catch Bar Bets

Learn how to win two different bar bets daring someone to snatch a money bill away from you with this Howcast video.

Simon: Nice to see you back. Just the once, I’m not going to try to take money off of you, yet.

Jillian: Okay.

Peter: Nice.

Simon: You know, Jillian, because I like you.

Jillian: Thanks.

Simon: You’re a lovely lady. So I thought I’d teach you a little bet. How’s that?

Jillian: Okay.

Simon: And I’m not going to even charge you for it. I’ll just teach you the bet.

Jillian: All right.

Simon: I’m going to take a dollar. I mean do you have a dollar you can put down as well?

Jillian: Let’s see. I think I have one here.

Simon: Okay, and a dollar doesn’t really count as a bet, does it ? I mean that’s just a dollar.

Peter: Right.

Simon: But you can do this.

Jillian: Okay.

Simon: You’re going to win that dollar.

Jillian: All right.

Simon: I’m going to hold up a crisp, frisky little dollar for you.

Jillian: Okay.

Simon: And I want you to put two fingers around it. You can’t touch the bill, but you can get as close as you can.

Jillian: Just like this?

Simon: No, no. Just one hand.

Jillian: Just one hand.

Simon: She’s going mad. There you go. I’m going to drop the bill. All you’ve got to do is catch it. You can get your fingers a little closer, if you’d like. Just don’t touch the bill. Are you ready? You see. You can’t do it. Oh, you see. You can’t do it. Do you want to try?

Peter: Yes.

Simon: Do you have a dollar?

Peter: I’ve got a ten.

Simon: Okay. Put your ten down there. We’ll leave this dollar bet for a moment, and then I’ll bet you the ten and something else. How’s that?

Gillian: Of course he will.

Peter: Okay.

Simon: You know me.

Peter: All right.

Simon: Are you ready?

Peter: Yes. Aww. I just missed it.

Simon: It’s all about hand-eye coordination, my friends. Nobody can win that bet.

Jillian: Really?

Simon: Anyway, so as much as I hate to take your dollar, I’m going to. I’m going to give you the bet for the ten, just so you feel better.

Jillian: Okay.

Simon: I think I’ve got a ten down here somewhere. Yeah, plenty of money. I’ll screw it up. I want you to screw up your ten and put it right next to mine.

Peter: So crumble it up?

Simon: Yes, indeed, sir. Let’s see his strength. Is he a strong boy?

Peter: I am.

Simon: Wow,go tiger. This is the update on the bet. This is the greatest bet of them all. I was taught this by some Russian wrestlers. I know that sounds kind of very strange, doesn’t it?

Jillian: A little.

Simon: But you know when you’re hanging out in a bar in Vegas…

Jillian: True.

Simon: Heck, you meet Russian wrestlers.

Gillian: You never know.

Simon: Here’s the bet. Two ten dollar bills, my friend. You hold your hand six inches above the bills.

Peter: Okay.

Simon: I’ll hold my hand six inches away from the bills. There’s two stages to this bet. It’s a good bet. You can’t move til I move. First person to snatch the bills, wins the money.

Peter: Okay, I’m ready.

Simon: Well, obviously. We were both the same distance away, so that was easy. Let’s make it so you can really win. You want to pony up fifty bucks?

Peter: That’s a lot of money.

Simon: Let’s see if you accept the bet. Hold your hand six inches above the bills. I’ll hold my hand up here. Rules are the same. All you have to do is not move til I move.

Peter: All right.

Simon: So, for fifty bucks. You’re ready to bet?

Peter: I’m ready.

Simon: You see? It’s all about hand-eye coordination. By the time you see my hand move…

Peter: You’re already halfway there.

Simon: It’s gone to your brain. Your brain’s going, "Well, in your case, it’s going mmmm, and by the time your hand gets to drop…"

Jillian: You got it.

Simon: It’s already done. And that, my friends, is how you do the grab and snatch.