I was in a bar the other day and there was a bloke who used a cardboard match from a foldover pack to light a cigarrette, then he dropped the match onto the bartop. His mate observed this, then bet the first bloke a beer that he could make the match land on it's side rather than the flat. The first bloke was a bit dodgy about the idea, but I think he felt it was worth a beer to find out how to do it. So he agreed to the bet. So his mate grabbed the match, bent it, and dropped it on the bar. The match stayed on its side because it was bent. The second bloke got his beer, after much whinging and carrying on by the first bloke, and spent the next few minutes trying to provoke the first bloke into further bets. I've come across a few similar bets over the years. They seem to be fairly popular in country pubs here. I recall one about resurrecting a drowned fly, a couple of pool table based ones, and one that will definately get you slapped by hot women when you try it;f. Got any American ones?