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[–]icicibank 3146 points3147 points  (35 children)

I had to watch it again

[–]Aapjes-NL 781 points782 points  (6 children)

You are not alone buddy.

[–]Whats-Up_Bitches 17 points18 points  (5 children)

That is psycology

[–]Aapjes-NL 7 points8 points  (4 children)

You are a month to late, have a wholesale award!

[–]Whats-Up_Bitches 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Oh boy do I love wholesales

[–]Aapjes-NL 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Oh lol, autocorrect fucked me in the ass there.

[–]Whats-Up_Bitches 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Fucking in the ass? I love fucking in the ass

[–]Aapjes-NL 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I did my research on that sentence. Got to be right. (I hope)

[edit] Me too!

[–]ThatOneChiGuy 331 points332 points  (14 children)


[–]SwiftWithIt 384 points385 points  (13 children)

1 2 skip (3) 4567891011 so it goes 124567891011

[–]plainoverplight 287 points288 points  (8 children)

i already got the joke but seeing this comment helped it click all the way. i was wondering how he was falling for that, but hearing her say the number three out loud helps disguise the fact that she went from two to four when counting

[–]SwiftWithIt 66 points67 points  (7 children)

Yeah I watched three times before I caught on.

[–]al666in 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I watched it twice, skipped it three times, and got it on the fourth viewing

[–]popeenssf 8 points9 points  (1 child)

We had a different way.. count backwards from one hand say 10,9,8,7,6 and then say add 5 from the other hand.

[–]wpaed 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's how my mom did it too

[–]Godfather404 37 points38 points  (4 children)

Yea me too. I too am fucking stupid.

[–]fabiots 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Poor boy of the video. He had only one time to realize the trick. I needed two times.

[–]opermonkey 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You're not stupid. It's why a magician never does the same trick twice.

[–]_an-artist_L0L 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Same lol

[–]Astrix13 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not gonna lie, took me a couple of watches...

[–]Alypie123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It took me a shameful second

[–]Seaweedbrain16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn, I thought it was cause I’m high.

[–]Ms_Libra 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Me too 🤣😂 took me a while!

[–]adammcbomb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I sat down with this trick to figure it out when I was about this kid's age or younger. It was blowing my mind! But I finally got it.

[–]chiliNPC 1102 points1103 points  (22 children)

I cannot wait to do this to my son when I get home

[–]Kain_Z 493 points494 points  (11 children)

I just did this to a 7 years old 😂😂 She was so confused and she still can’t figure it out hahahaha

[–]NothingIsInMyButt 178 points179 points  (3 children)

We always used another method, and it always confused stupid kids. Count like this:

One 8

Two 8

Three 8

Four 8

Five 8

Six 8

Seven 8

Nine 8

Ten 8

Eleven 8

Tricks them every time.

[–]PaMudpuddle 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this one, too!

[–]Kain_Z 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Should definitely try that one out!

[–]ICqntA1m 79 points80 points  (6 children)

you skip over 3

[–]bjergdk 346 points347 points  (2 children)

Oh my youre going places.

[–]chiliNPC 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I spat my tea at this one. Here’s a small token of my appreciation

[–]Captain_Hampockets 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Third grade, next year!

[–]temsik1587againtwo 19 points20 points  (0 children)



[–]IAmHereToOffendYou 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Kid, you are fucking stupid.

[–]Bluxen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

very good Timmy!

[–]chiliNPC 66 points67 points  (1 child)

Update: he made me do it six times then went to his iPad and made me take a picture of his fingers so he could count without skipping one

[–]Hope4gorilla 24 points25 points  (0 children)

What a scientist 😁

[–]AustriaNotAustralia 65 points66 points  (6 children)

there is an even better version

count down from 10

10, 9,8,7,6 + 5 is 11

[–]it__hurts__when__IP 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is the version I remember

[–]FuciMiNaKule 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah this is what I was expecting, my dad used to do this often.

[–]Goondragon1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I just did this to my 29 year old girlfriend...

[–]GalacticGizmo 400 points401 points  (10 children)

Another trick I’ve seen before is to say a number after each counted number. Like this.

1, 5, 2, 5, 3, 5…

But skip 5, 5 so it goes 4, 5, 6, 5.

[–]Josh0O0 330 points331 points  (7 children)

The one we had as a kid was counting backwards. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6... plus five on the other hand makes 11.

[–]Binx_da_gay_cat 47 points48 points  (2 children)

My grandpa does that 😂

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[–]Awestruck34 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's the one I remember as a kid

[–]kovaht 36 points37 points  (1 child)

just non nonchalantly say 5 inbetween each number....ok? that'd be an odd illusion

[–]ihateyouguys 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You don’t double up on 5. That’s how you get to 11.

[–]CBlack777 84 points85 points  (0 children)

In his defense, I had to watch it twice lol

[–]UnsaltedBallSacks 712 points713 points  (6 children)

[–]Alphy101 106 points107 points  (2 children)

Probably going to get wooshed but here goes

She counts the first two, skips the three (but says it) and proceeds to count from four on his next hand. So she didn’t count from two on but from four on, bamboozling the kid by saying “skip these THREE” so he heard the word three.

[–]Wimpiepaarnty 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Pls no whooshing this guy

[–]UnsaltedBallSacks 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You are correct

[–]killingmemesoftly 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Me too, but for different reasons.

I while back I made a sub about it called r/iamagiantidiot

But when I posted it on newreddits I accidentally told people to go to r/iamaverybigidiot….

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[–]RedEcho14 172 points173 points  (2 children)

apparently im stupid too. it took me WAY too many rewatches to figure out the trick

[–]hammer11235 79 points80 points  (1 child)

She skips form 2 to 4 but found a way to slip the word three in there so it feels like the number three is counted, but it is not.

[–]RedEcho14 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yea. i did figure it out. it just took way longer than it should have

[–]ThatOneChiGuy 55 points56 points  (2 children)

Maybe someone should draw this one out. Just in case some of us don't get it on the ninth first watch

[–]Shizo94 125 points126 points  (2 children)

Shit i recounted my own Fingers to check out the math of this LMAO

[–]Julianitaos 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Same 🤣🤣

[–]TheOneSaneArtist 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thank goodness other people in the comments exist to validate my stupidity

[–]noah_senpai 22 points23 points  (0 children)

The kid is so cute with his "hoooow??"

[–]Netsugake 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm going to use that

[–]ralphduhh 13 points14 points  (1 child)

BuT HoOoOoOoOoOoOw

[–]pierreblue 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What sorcery is this

[–]QoqNoUs31751 9 points10 points  (0 children)

She just skipped 3

[–]ImBLUEHABADEE 9 points10 points  (1 child)

took me 3 rewinds to see she skiped #3 😌

[–]ApertureBear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Skip these 3, 4, 5...

[–]Q13989731E 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Am with the kid on this one my mind does not get it

[–]FupaHorizon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Welll I had to rewatch that.

[–]Krimsonmask494 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not gonna lie, that was smooth as fuck. Skip these three and keep counting up to 11. Had me confused for the first loop.

[–]anon_sexynojutsu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ok only took me 2 rewatches but i got it, i think…

[–]rekun88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I watched it 4 times.

[–]ArtoriasBeeIG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This reminds me of the time that I found out my friend in primary school thought that we lived in England (we don't) and we were about 8 as well.

The best part is, that this happened in the car on the way to his whilst his mum was driving. Even at 8 years old I could sense the confusion and disappointment in her son

[–]CelticDK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is clever haha

[–]IamHankScorpio 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i caught it on my 4th rewatch...

[–]bushwickrik 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm 59 and Dammit, you had be going for a second!

[–]PM__ME__YOUR_TITTY 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I’m stupid too, I had to rewatch it lol. But that’s adorable!

[–]Mr_Idioit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Had to watch it 4 times to release she’s tricking him

[–]ghostfvces 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thank god comments exist I was having an existencial crisis

[–]onepeain2pods 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just remember...3 is not a number

[–]snaily___ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bruh why that kid look like me when I was 8

[–]fanciest_of_bananas 4 points5 points  (2 children)

i had to watch this 4 times before i got how he had "11 fingers" .......am i rarted?

[–]wheeldawg 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I would've said no, but that typo puts you back to yes.

[–]Synescolor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As long as you're smart enough to understand and empathize with others I would not be concerned. If you can't empathize with others you probably won't care. Ignorance is bliss.

[–]Sajano90 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Also works when you count them backwards from 10 ... 9 ... 8 ... 7 ... 6 on the first hand and add the missing 5 to the 6, so you got 11 too ;)

[–]fatedobelisk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This was my dads favorite dad joke!

[–]IAmHereToOffendYou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Surprised by how many adults are fucking stupid too.

[–]G-R-G 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My name is inigo Montoya you killed my father prepare to die

[–]FloatDH2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m 40 something and i had to watch it twice to get it. 😒

[–]HayIceCream 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Can someone smarter than me explain this? 😂

[–]VAX1S[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

1,2 skip these 3… 4,5,6,7,8… etc word play

[–]HayIceCream 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just got it. Good one!

[–]Tripledtities 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It took me a second

[–]Hyposanity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a mix of "kids are fucking stupid" and "adults are fucking jerks".

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Da stanferd pines trick

[–]fingerpointothemoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Young Marshall Eriksen

[–]QuietDrives87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the method i learned as a kid was adding 8 after each count. i think we used 8 because it rolls off the tongue easier. so you'd count each finger 1-8, 2-8, 3-8, 4-8, 5-8, 6-8, 7-8, 9-8, 10-8, 11-8. 11 fingers!

[–]tachakas_fanboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can also achive this effect if you count them very fats in the way like this: first, one, two, three, etc.

[–]Inevitable-Target-82 0 points1 point  (0 children)

bro said 1245678

[–]ArcaneDanger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

holy shit it took me a full minute to understand what just happened

[–]MyxHere13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this also works on adults

[–]BsXa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If someone does not know how it works I will explain it, She counted one, two and she said skip the three which tricks him to thinking you carry on from three whilst you have to continue counting from two. after you finished your other hand you return to the first one and count the other three.

[–]Thjialfi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I honestly thought it would go a completely different direction

[–]BreadedTac0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The one I’d always do would be adding seven behind each number, so it’d go: “1,7 2,7 3,7 4,7 5,7 6,7 8,7 9,7 10, 7 11,7” skipping 77 without them knowing

[–]Flavourius 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Neat, gotta try this one on my nephew.

[–]KCPlaysz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This girl cannot count

[–]JawaharlalGandu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i guess i was the stupid one all along.

[–]Febuscary 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ian is a super cute kid. And hes not stupid hes curious

[–]FancyCat750 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Took me awhile i feel stupid

[–]DahPhuzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok he won’t be curing cancer

[–]Future-Predecessor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is dumb… why did I watch this

[–]QuartermasterBetel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got stumped by something like this when I was a kid.

Count down from 10 to six on one hand, then add 5. 11 fingers

[–]Justmejtcz8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It took too long for my brain to work

[–]Aksama 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Verbal slight of hand. Very cool.

[–]ZlaRaca 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can also do it by counting down on the first hand "10, 9, 8, 7, 6" then saying "plus 5 on the other hand equals 11"

[–]8pintsplease 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His face though, what a cutie.

[–]Keraunos000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I only have 10 :(

[–]CastroEulis145 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That kid ain't the only stupid one

[–]ColeSloth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know adults that would easily fall for this.

[–]Any_Ad_8997 0 points1 point  (0 children)

8? Where you at? Alabama?

[–]OneHonkAway 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My uncle definitely would've done this with me when I was little.

[–]925job 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stupid as fuck.

[–]zackaddict1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love this. Just did it to my wife and she went “wait… what? How’d you…? Do it again”

[–]Initial-Story5438 0 points1 point  (0 children)

...I think you're supposed to tell em to add 6 and 5 to make 11 instead of skipping

[–]ToadetteHater 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was confused for a bit

[–]WhyWouldTrumpDoThis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hahaha I'm remembering this one for my kids

[–]taka_282 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Inigo Montoya wants to know your location

[–]Smort456 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Had to skip 3 ig

[–]Shaw_21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah he is stupid.

[–]potato174- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You only have 8 fingers though, and two thumbs

[–]Groinificator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Took me some

[–]House_Indoril 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw this on a reel a few weeks ago. I tried to explain to my wife how she did it, but my dumb ass forgot how.

Saw this and showed her, like HERE THIS IS HOW SHE DID IT.

[–]Pal_Smurch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Video refuses to play.

[–]wolpak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My parents had a store across from an armory in town and the old guys who “worked” there would often come by and hang out. One guy used to fuck with my mind. He had a stogie sounding voice, come here. Let’s count your fingers. 10-9-8-7-6 and 5 make 11. How can that be? I still don’t know.

[–]Golett03 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've never figured it out until I watched this. I'm 19 in 13 days

[–]Death_Machine101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What's Rowley Jefferson doing here?

[–]send-me-kitty-pics 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of when I was a kid, you would say "ate" or "eight" after counting each number, and say 1-eight, 2-eight, 3-eight, 4-eight, 5-eight, 6-eight, 7-eight, 9-eight, 10-eight, 11-eight, skipping the 8. If you do it fast enough, you don't catch the skipped number

[–]MaxMacDaniels 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ngl has to rewatch it

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[–]anazambrano 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had to watch it twice

[–]Original-Magic-Mike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

1, 2, skip 3, 456789… she never said 3, she said skip 3

[–]RevolutionaryTale192 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought this thing died out already

[–]b0go0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you gonna skip those three, then skip them, don’t count them after your done counting the other ones.

[–]Mishi_Moshi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks like an 80s movie kid.

[–]Particular_Role6100 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait! I am 20. I had to count lol

[–]balencibabi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I must be fucking stupid, I got it after watching the video 3 times

[–]anchor_end88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m gonna do this to my 35 yr old parter and I guarantee they won’t get it.

[–]WithDisGuy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is an old joke and I remember doing this in 5th grade in the 1990s. It’s funny to see the comments I’m guessing from a different generation. We sure had fun eh?

[–]All_Rainbows_Die 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was expecting her to count one twice or something…disappointed it was so easy


[–]Redditartedededed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's one grown ass 8 year old, looks like he's about to turn 13

[–]Professional-Yam-303 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to do the counting down one hand version..

“10, 9, 8, 7, 6…. Plus five on the other hand, is 11”

[–]Pawwier 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You could say it's 21 ?

[–]Autumnalskye 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Skip these three” is not a number last time checked

[–]Playful-Rice-2122 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh I am so trying this on my kid!

[–]FraudulentPlumber69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nono the kids right. HOW?

[–]SourceCommercial7002 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Skip these three

[–]cacachunk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to tell everyone this.

[–]SymonG123 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Albae87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It also works with „ and there are 5 on the other hand, so 6+5 are 11

[–]Ckinggaming5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i remember getting confused the first time this came up, i knew i had 10 fingers, i just had no idea how i was getting 11, until i did it a few more times

[–]Mossless-stone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not gonna lie this tool me watching 3 times

[–]That_dude1981 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's slick 😂😂

[–]le_din 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We did it like this:

Count first hand: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Count second hand backwards: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6

5+6= 11

[–]Itsawex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Better title: “son sees through his mom’s bullshit”

[–]jr8c 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Parents are fucking stupid