10 more clever bets guaranteed to outsmart your friends

The only thing more satisfying than winning money from your friends on a bet is pranking them in the process. Deep down we all want to be conmen, and Richard Wiseman is back with ten more bets that will let you outsmart anyone. » 2/03/14 10:51am 2/03/14 10:51am

10 Simple Party Tricks To Impress Your Turkey-Stuffed Friends

Thanksgiving dinner might be over for another year, but you've got a fridge full of leftovers that says friends and family will be stopping by for another meal today. And if you're worried your famous pumpkin pie isn't going to be enough to impress them, Richard Wiseman is back with another collection of super simple… » 11/29/13 10:30am 11/29/13 10:30am

Here's an Amazing Card Trick Bet You Will Always Win

The beauty of math and numbers and formulas and equations and so forth is that they can work without you ever understanding how the hell they work. What seems like complete randomness is actually just a math problem! Like this slick trick with a deck of cards. Take twenty or so cards and flip over five cards face… » 10/28/13 9:00pm 10/28/13 9:00pm

Another 10 Bar Bets You Can't Possibly Lose

Who doesn't love free money? Nobody, that's who. And while technically Richard Wiseman's latest collection of guaranteed bets will cost you friendships, relationships, and maybe even your job, the satisfaction of one-upping everyone you know makes it still totally worth it. » 10/01/13 10:20am 10/01/13 10:20am

10 More Bar Bets You'll Never, Ever Lose

There's no such thing as free money, and while this series of clever bets will all but guarantee you some easy cash, it will probably come at the cost of a few friendships. » 9/16/13 10:11am 9/16/13 10:11am

This Levitating Matchstick Trick Is a Great Excuse to Play With Fire

Need an excuse to go play with matches? Too bad, you're getting one anyway. Turns out if you place a couple matches up against each other just right and then light them on fire (duh), you can actually perform a crazy little levitation trick! » 8/17/13 1:00pm 8/17/13 1:00pm

10 Tricky Bar Bets You'll Never Ever Lose

If you haven't already alienated all your friends, coworkers, and enemies by conning them out of their hard-earned dignity with tricky bar bets already, here's another batch to make you reconsider. The unstoppable Richard Wiseman is back with another dollop of unloseable bets from his seemingly endless bag. » 8/14/13 5:33pm 8/14/13 5:33pm

10 Bar Bets You'll Never Lose (But Might Get You Punched in the Face)

Gambling might be risky, but not if you know you're going to win. Then it's just free money. If that sounds up your alley, conman extraordinaire Richard Wiseman has yet another set of "bets" for you to try out on your friends. The ones that won't assault when they get wise to what you're up to, anyway. » 6/24/13 1:13pm 6/24/13 1:13pm

Ten More Bets That You'll Never Lose

There's nothing quite like taking advantage of the drunk, or the stupid, or the drunk and stupid. And these bets are, if not the best way to do that, at least one of the most amusing. Weird-trick extraordinaire Richard Wiseman is back with another collection of "bar" bets you can't lose, and they're just as … » 2/10/13 11:00am 2/10/13 11:00am

This F*cking Guy

A man named Chris Laporte beat me at Street Fighter five times in a row. The stakes were that if he won, I would write a post about him. I might have been a little (a lot) drunk when I entered into this agreement—especially because I don't really think there was a prize in it for me if I won—but a deal's a deal. » 1/13/12 12:33pm 1/13/12 12:33pm

Bets Being Taken By UK Bookmakers On Next Console To Suffer From…

UK bookies Paddy Power doesn't have much faith in the state of console gaming. After the PS3's spectacular shitstorm of a failure this week, they're putting odds of 11/8 on it happening again. The Xbox 360 meanwhile has 7/4 odds. » 3/03/10 5:49am 3/03/10 5:49am

Guy Blows Up His Xbox, Why Not?


It's a rare occasion that I can get the chance to post about my favorite things in the world: video games, explosions and sports. But today is a rare day and this post is about to come. Handsome Tom from ScrewAttack was so confident in his Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA championship that he put his Xbox on the… » 6/28/06 4:29pm 6/28/06 4:29pm