Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fun Brain Game Catch the Dollar Trick

This is such a fun Brain Game trick that my son learned by watching the Brain Games on the National Geographic channel! It is a blast to do and impossible to do at the same time! 

What you need for Catch the Dollar Brain Game Trick:
  • You need two people. 
    Brain Game Trick
  • You need a nice straight dollar bill. We used a $20 bill because it created more motivation for my kids. On the Brain Games television show, they actually used a $100 bill, having strangers try to catch it. No one was able to and they definitely were trying! 
  • One person needs to hold the dollar in the middle at the top of one end. 
  • The second person will place their thumb and pointer finger about a centimeter away from the Presidents head as the can, without touching the dollar. Their fingers should be aligned with the middle of the President's head.
  • The person holding the dollar will randomly drop the dollar bill, while the second person tries to catch it.

Watch the video to see my son trick his sister. 

Essentially, what is happening is that the dollar drops faster than the signal to close your thumb and pointer finger together reaches your brain. No matter how many times you do it, you won't be able to catch the dollar because your brain just can't process the action of your thumb and finger grasping the dollar fast enough. 

If you have any fun mind game tricks, please share!


Kathy Herbig said...

Am going to try this with my kids as soon as they come home from school, think they'll love it :)

Melissa Perry Moraja said...

It is so much fun! Really teaches you about the delay of your reaction time.

Anne Yedlin said...

Haha Thank looks like a lot of fun! Trying it with my son when he gets home from school!!

Kim Young said...

This sounds so fun! We are huge fans of the show Brain Games.. maybe we need to host our own in-home version! Thanks!

Melissa Perry Moraja said...

That actually sounds like a fantastic idea!

Melissa Perry Moraja said...

It is so funny watching them try to catch the money!

The Golden Rule Kids said...

This has to blast for kids! I'm going to have to try with them! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Perry Moraja said...

It's a lot of fun for adults too! As soon as my husband learned it, he's been doing it on all his friends. And mine! LOL

Kim Hilbert said...

This was a lot of fun. We saw the same show. I like shows that you can do the things, too. It makes it interactive and more fun!

Gentle Joy said...

Great trick... my family will love this!!! :)

Melissa Perry Moraja said...

It's a blast! I still haven't been able to catch it.

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