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Date: 12/04/10 10:00 AM

45 Responses to The Oldest Trick In The Book

  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    December 4, 2010 at 8:39 am
    Link: The Oldest Trick In The Book - Done in xxxl
  2. Profile photo of Ru1n
    Ru1n Male 18-29
    44 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 10:11 am
    And thanks to common sense and later on, the mythbusters, we know that it`s fake.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 10:11 am
    It`s amazing what a little bit of teflon powder can do. ;)
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    healbadbad Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2010 at 10:18 am
    It`s technically "fake," but still pretty awesome.
  5. Profile photo of Emirox
    Emirox Female 13-17
    112 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 10:26 am
    they busted this video on mythbusters
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 10:36 am
    What happened to the "Truth in advertising law" - ? We just chuck this one out the window with Freedom?
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    koolwalla Male 18-29
    96 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 10:41 am
    @healbadbad: thats precisely why its NOT awesome.. just meh..
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    December 4, 2010 at 10:43 am
    lame
  9. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2010 at 10:44 am
    If course it`s fake, not nearly fast enough for one, and the cutlery didn`t even budge...seriously...

    Good for you if you believe this is possible...
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2010 at 10:50 am
    If only this were real
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    tincel1372 Female 18-29
    423 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 10:58 am
    love seeing people getting bitch-slapped by the mythbusters
  12. Profile photo of TysonRP
    TysonRP Male 13-17
    312 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 11:38 am
    To do a real table cloth pull you have to be pulling downward as well. I guess if you got the bike up to a decent speed ahead of time (somehow) and gave it a bit of a downward trajectory then it would be in the realm of possibility. As it stand this was just lies and deceit.
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    belunan Male 30-39
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    December 4, 2010 at 11:41 am
    I always assumed the oldest trick in the world was turned by an ancient prostitute. I stand corrected.
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    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 11:48 am
    I never saw Mythbusters about it, but when I saw the big table, I knew it had to be fake. Too bad, because if it were real, it would be awesome.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    December 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    This looks real to me and is completely plausible. I doubt mythbusters could prove it`s impossibility.
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    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    mythbusters did make it happen.. with a sheet of thin plastic between the dishes and the cloth so the dishes stayed on the plastic layer while the cloth was pulled underneath the plastic so there was no contact between the cloth and the stuff on the table.

    Fake.. and old
  17. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    madest: Actually, Mythbusters has already made an episode of this and found that most like a sheet of clear material was placed between the cloth and the dinner ware.

    That was the only way they could get it to work.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    You`re have to be completely retarded to think it COULD have been real.

    And I need to start watching Mythbusters again, I haven`t watched ANY tv besides Walking Dead in a while, though I used to love MB...
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    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    I`ve seen it done in person, without acetate under the dishes.
  20. Profile photo of k-two
    k-two Male 40-49
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    December 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    This is how it`s done.
  21. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    Fake and so old, catch up IAB!!
  22. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    @ k-two

    Notice how, in your video, he has a much smaller table, a longer lead-off, and STILL loses a bottle and something else.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    December 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    Busted on mythbusters! xD
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    nobody at IAB watches mythbusters eh? Damn this is old.
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    hapkidokid Male 18-29
    24 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    come on IAB. do you not watch mythbusters?
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    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    "Mythbusters." is also what I thought of, hapkidokid :D I`m glad someone knows their tv.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    And I need to start watching Mythbusters again, I haven`t watched ANY tv besides Walking Dead in a while, though I used to love MB.

    It must be a distinctly different job. Like most people, I go into work knowing that my job will involve pretty much the same thing it involved last week and last month and last year and that it will very likely be the same next week, next month and next year.

    With MB, it`s like "So...we`ve found out you can be like James Bond and scuba dive in formal attire without creasing it...the job for the next day or two is to find out how many bees would be needed to fly away with this laptop."

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    Elriuhilu Male 18-29
    275 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 6:30 am
    shenanigans!!!
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    dynamites111 Male 18-29
    76 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    Nope, didn`t fall for it
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    last-iconOC Male 13-17
    152 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    i had JUST seen this video in my physics class this week
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    eybulldog5 Male 18-29
    66 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    False, mythbusters just proved that its not possible to do this... If this isnt edited, they cheated and put a plastic layer on top of the sheet so that it doesnt touch the dishes
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    Somebody should make a show where some engineers or some smart people get together and figure out if this stuff can actually be done or not.

    Too bad there is nothing on crappy TV. I guess those overpaid morons haven`t figured it out yet.
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    gocribbs Male 18-29
    17 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    fake and gay
  34. Profile photo of Keirris
    Keirris Male 18-29
    15 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    Cool But he Accelerated to Fast
  35. Profile photo of gcoiteux
    gcoiteux Female 13-17
    22 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm
    "Somebody should make a show where some engineers or some smart people get together and figure out if this stuff can actually be done or not."

    People actually did. It can be done easily, according to Newton`s (first?) Law of Motion.
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    dooflotchie Female 30-39
    336 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    I must need a new book, because this trick is NOT in mine!
  37. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    "Somebody should make a show where some engineers or some smart people get together and figure out if this stuff can actually be done or not."

    People actually did. It can be done easily, according to Newton`s (first?) Law of Motion.

    People actually did and it can`t be done because of friction between the cloth and the items on the table.

    It can be done quite easily if you reduce the friction, e.g. by putting a layer of very smooth material between the cloth and the stuff on the table.

    But cloth on wood with the stuff on the cloth? No.

    Newton`s first law of motion is that objects don`t accelerate unless acted on by a force. It doesn`t apply here because the moving tablecloth exerts a force on the objects on it, so it accelerates them along the table in the direction it`s moving.
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    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    Was on mythbusters, its a bust
  39. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    December 6, 2010 at 7:07 am
    Busted.
  40. Profile photo of Pheeshy5
    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
    1312 posts
    December 6, 2010 at 9:38 am
    this myth is busted
  41. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
    876 posts
    December 6, 2010 at 11:49 am
    Adam and Jaime busted that one fairly recently.
  42. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    December 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    yup its BUSTED
  43. Profile photo of Ghostofme16
    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    386 posts
    December 6, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    If only there were a group of people to prove is this is real or not.... Like... people who bust myths and stuff... That would be cool...
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    EvilNobby Male 18-29
    44 posts
    December 7, 2010 at 2:37 am
    their reaction to that was more interesting than the `trick` lol

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