A friend of mine that designs and creates settings for stage plays bet me $20.00 that he could make a tree out of paper machete that looked so real that I couldn’t tell the difference. I took the bet, and I came to the theater the following day and saw he was right, it did look real. I was a little agitated that I lost, so I punched a hole through the tree. He won the bet, but it was a hollow victory.