This is a challenge involving three glasses.
Can you balance each of these glasses on each other’s rims to form a tower of glass?
Obviously there’s no holding the glasses to keep them upright – it needs to be a hands-free tower.
They might think it’s easy until you throw in the real challenge.
No turning the glasses upside down, they have to be facing upright like they’re meant to stand.
Inform them that two glasses placed on top of the bottom glass is also not allowed.
It’s a tower… three glasses on top of each other to form a tower is the challenge. A free drink for anyone who can get it right, or I get the drink.
Use a safety towel if you’re worried about breaking glass, or a rubber pub counter mat.
Give them time to try to figure it out.
When they’ve given up, reveal the simple, secret coordinates on the rim of the glasses, where the top glass gets placed.
Those coordinates are 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock.
You may need a steady hand and some tweaking, say to 3 o’clock, but you’ll get it right (and win the bet).
Some extra lines you can try
- Who knew stacking glasses could win you stacks of drinks.
- Let’s not have these tumblers take a tumble.
- It doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or empty, as long as it wins me bets.
Can you go higher or even add liquid to the glass before completing? Alternatively play with shapes of glasses - shorter, squarer glasses work best, but can you get it to work with other shaped glasses?