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Today I saw this puzzle:

A giant inverted pyramid is perfectly balanced on its point. Any movement of the pyramid will cause it to topple over. Underneath the pyramid is a $100 bill. How do you remove the bill without touching, disturbing or moving the pyramid?

I haven't found a solution yet. What I can think of is to somehow invert the pyramid (?). but that would violate the 'do not touch' rule

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closed as off-topic by WendiKidd, Emrakul, Gilles, Joe Z., Xynariz Jun 9 '14 at 21:54

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Discussed in this closed question (as off topic) on a sister site: physics.stackexchange.com/questions/96459/… –  kaine Jun 3 '14 at 17:26
Hint: the question (annoyingly) asks you to "remove" the bill not take it. –  kaine Jun 3 '14 at 17:39
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a subjective riddle rather than a puzzle, as per this and linked discussions. –  Gilles Jun 7 '14 at 23:59

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How do you remove the bill

(emphasis mine) - Light it on fire?

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I'm not sure how the bill can burn while causing no movement whatsoever. The physics in this puzzle are not well defined, though, so this might be valid. –  Michael Myers Jun 3 '14 at 19:55
The title of the question is "Getting" not removing. –  Ole Tange Nov 4 '14 at 9:09

Cut a slit in the bill from the base of the pyramid to an edge and just slide it out. You may need to cut out a tiny circle around the point, just to be sure. A bill is valid as long as you have >= 51% of it.

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Tape the ends together again, of course. –  Joe Z. Jun 4 '14 at 1:39
This answer would not work as one could not feasibly cut just under the pyramid. I am only saying this as the close votes are based on this answer existing. –  kaine Jun 5 '14 at 14:37

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