The Impossible Hole


after Henry E. Dudeney

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Take a piece of paper and trace on it a circle around the rim of a penny. Then accurately cut in it a circular hole along that outline as shown in the illustration.

Now you are ready to perform a cool trick - to pass a half-dollar or a new dollar through this hole without tearing the paper. How can you perform this trick?

Last Updated: May 5, 2007   |   Posted: August 26, 2001
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