Paint Can Practical Joke

How to remove the little ball bearing from a paint can

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Here’s a great way to practice your sleight-of-hand skills and drive the clerk at the hardware store insane. It’s one of our all-time favorite practical jokes with a fun science twist.

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No explanation is needed other than an outgoing personality, your local hardware store, and a willingness to drive someone crazy.

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