The magic act

When Greg came to baby-sit with Sarah and her brother Neil, he brought with him his latest magic act. Placing a fifty-cent piece on top of a pop bottle, he spoke some magical-sounding words and—presto!—there sitting on the bottom of the bottle was the coin.

"How could it possibly fit through that small opening?" the children wondered. "Please show us how you did that," begged Sarah and Neil.

Greg had the children look carefully at the piece of money. Instead of being like a normal half-dollar, this one had been cut in half and then held together again by two small hidden pieces of elastic. When Greg had pushed the coin into the bottle it had folded in half, then sprung back open and fallen to the bottom.

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Bill proves perfection
May 5, 1980

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