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How to Win a Counting Backwards Bet

Learn how to win a bet that someone can't count 10 to 1 backwards with this Howcast video.


Simon: Do you know sometimes guys when I'm at the bar and I like to do my bets. You know I do those little funny prop bets and things, when I've got the matches and the glasses and sometimes I don't have anything. But I still like to win a drink or two.

Jillian: Okay

Simon: So let me try a couple on you that are just based around you listening to me.

Peter: Okay.

Jillian: Sounds good.

Peter: Sounds easy.

Simon: You're good at that. He's not so good. Peter, I can bet you that I can hypnotize you.

Peter: All right.

Simon: I've been taking a course.

Peter: Oh, okay.

Simon: So that you can't count from ten to one backwards.

Peter: Ten to one backwards.

Simon: Yeah.

Peter: It sounds pretty easy.

Simon: Sounds easy doesn't it? I will snap my fingers, you'll be hypnotized.

Peter: Okay.

Simon: And you can't feel it.

Peter: Alright, we'll see. Okay so, I'm gonna start counting. 10, 9, 8, 7,6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Simon: You think you did brilliantly, didn't you?

Peter: Nothing wrong with that.

Simon: You owe me a beer.

Peter: What did I mess up?

Simon: Ten to one backwards is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Oops-a-daisy.

Peter: Oops-a-daisy.

Simon: You didn't listen to the words. With every bar bet you've got to listen to the words.

A: Yeah.

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