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Making Up a Lost Dime mystery

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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Comments about “Making Up a Lost Dime mystery”

  1. fas55 says:

    What type of gum.

  2. the president of the united states says:

    Mr the Joker i remember wen u said u had a better way wat?

  3. godzilla says:

    Too easy!Iv’e done that trick at least 27 times.

  4. some guy says:

    i knew that one since i was 5!

  5. woohoo says:


  6. Bob The Builder (can we fix it?)!!!! says:


  7. jk says:

    .If I were a GEINUS I would not be able to figure it out

  8. The amazing Samo says:

    If I were a GEINUS I would (hardley) not be able to figure it out!!!

  9. t_rex says:

    I cant belive you got past that bully like that. that was the most amazing thing ive ever seen!!

  10. hhhhhhh says:

    i think it was very easy

  11. link fanatic says:

    this was the easiest ever

  12. eribo says:

    way to easy!!! :) :)

  13. R.O. says:

    50 Cent coins are almost imposable to find.

  14. funny guy says:

    I figured that one out easily

  15. fire says:


  16. Hotrod says:

    That was cool! :D

  17. Bronc says:

    Very good.

  18. zelda says:

    um that was easy

  19. Mad Max says:


  20. Bernardo (Troop 25) says:

    Lol! Cool Trick!

  21. gocargoooooo says:

    dont under stanfd

  22. Anonymous says:

    bob and frank are awsome :-)

  23. The Joker says:

    I’m the first one to comment as usual, I figured that one out easily

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