How to outstrength any man

Lulu Hurst, the Georgia magnet, used to perform this trick to great effect! Yet, the simplicity of this trick will blow you over: how can a frail looking girl outstrength and outwit a grown man? Quite easily, with her fists of iron…

The set up…
Ask the man to make a fist with both his hands (with the thumb inside), then to place one fist above the other as pictured below…

The object of the game…
This object of this game is quite simple… Tell the man that no matter how hard he tries to keep his fists together, you will be able to split them with only your index fingers…
This is quite easily achieved by striking his left fist with your right index finger, and his right fist with your left index finger…
With enough speed and a bit of practice, even a small person can split a strongman’s fists with this technique…

Reversal of the roles…
Now swap positions: no matter how hard the man tries, he will be unable to split your fists using the technique described previously…
What’s the secret…?

The secret…
The secret is deceiptively simple…

Simply conceal your bottom thumb into your top fist… This will allow your fists to remain together no matter how hard someone strikes them.

This should only be performed once though, as it largely relies on the element of novelty and surprise… Repeating the trick will most likely end up revealing the secret.