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If Harvard offered a PhD in deceit, this would be it. Award-winning magician Brian Brushwood takes viewers on an inside tour of bar tricks, street cons and scams. If you watch carefully, you'll never have to pay for a drink again! Read More
Use some sneaky statistics to win free beers off of your friends.
A few episodes back, we asked you to send us your favorite, most counter-intuitive mathematics scams, and this was FAR and away the most popular one! Not only is it a curious statistical paradox, but in this episode you'll learn some easy ways to use this principle to swindle your friends out of free beers.
Several years ago, Parade magazine published the paradox as so:
Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage to switch your choice?
In this episode, Brian explains how and why most people make the wrong choice. If you want to see more mathematical proofs on this one, make sure to check out the wikipedia article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem
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about 21 hours ago
Fresh off the presses, the latest Scam School is now up, and it's the HARDEST puzzle to date! http://t.co/NMyxfyGva5
14 days ago
Try to fool your friends with these SWEET dice tricks: http://t.co/zOM5K5Ahua
28 days ago
3 simple scams to score free drinks using forks & spoons! @shwood shows you how it's done: http://t.co/BCkRS7WDOc
about a month ago
New episode of Scam School out! This time we give you real-life skills to become a memory GENIUS: http://t.co/Bbcn514V7Y
about a month ago
Whoa: today is the 5-year anniversary of the launch of @ScamSchool! It's been 265 episodes and we're still growing... Can't believe it.