One of our Founding Fathers is caught in a bind and needs your help! Can you free him from his round buddies so that he can celebrate Presidents' Day with Flat Abe? The catch: you can use only one finger.
What to do: Gather a dollar bill, four quarters, and a glass bottle with an opening smaller than the coins. Set them up as shown, making sure that the dollar bill is parallel to your table surface (you may need to lightly crease the bill). Now, using just one finger, try to slip out the dollar without toppling the coins. If they fall, you'll have to change your tactics!
Hold your index finger as shown.
Quickly strike the bill near the quarters as if doing a karate chop.
The coins will stay put, but the bill will slide out from beneath them.