Waiting in the lunch line in the cafeteria, Clay Moorehead popped the bubble Phylo Fogg was blowing with his bubble gum and demanded Fogg give up his lunch money.
Phylo carefully removed a wad of gum from his mouth.
“All the cash I have has been hexed by magician Mac King,” Phylo told the superstitious bully. “It’ll bring you bad luck.”
To prove it, Phylo showed Clay three coins: a dime, a quarter and a fifty-cent piece. Placing the dime on top of the quarter, he covered both with the half-dollar and dropped them from his right hand to his left.
When he opened his left hand, only two coins remained. The dime had vanished and so did a cowardly Clay.
Are Phylo’s coins really cursed?
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Solution: Phylo secretly stuck a bit of his chewing gum on the half dollar. When he covered the dime with the fifty-cent piece, he stuck the two coins tightly together. The ten cents remained hidden when dropped into his left hand.
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