The Fifty-five Cent Fix
When you drop a coin, you have a fifty-fifty chance of getting heads. When you drop a pair of coins, you can stack them in a way that also stacks the odds. The coin that starts out on top ends up on the bottom 100 percent of the time. You can't lose! You will need: 2 quarters, a nickel
Make a sandwich of the coins with the nickel in the middle. Hold the stack between your thumb and index finger so the coins are horizontal.
Cup your other hand about ten inches below the coins. Spread your fingertips apart so you release the bottom quarter yet still hold on to the top one. The quarter starts its downward trip with the nickel riding on top. Surprisingly, when the two coins land in your hand, the quarter is on top.
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